Origin of Alman name

Started by Ruth Rochelle Miller on Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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12/21/2010 at 6:01 PM

Probable origins of Alman name.

Almain (obsolete/poetical)
Almain is a historical term for Germans (often specifically the ones living in the South of Germany) borrowed from French and ultimately comes from the Latin name for the Germanic tribe of the Alamanni. It was used alongside "Dutch" but unlike Dutch had a more limited meaning. It fell out of use when "German" was introduced but remained a poetical term (like Teuton) for quite a while.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terms_used_for_Germans -

12/21/2010 at 6:15 PM

Be sure and add that information to our new surname tool!


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