Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germany

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The research project ‘Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germany’ is designed to provide an overview of the current surname status in the Federal Republic of Germany and is making the results available online to both the general public and for more in-depth academic research purposes. This long-term project involves collaboration between Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and TU Darmstadt under the aegis of the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature. It is the aim of the project team to gradually lexographically collate and register roughly 200,000 of the surnames that occur in Germany and also to trace their origins.

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