Baumgarten Family History
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Baumgarten Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or metonymic occupational name for someone who owned or lived by an orchard or was employed in one, from Middle High German boumgarte ‘orchard’ (a compound of boum ‘tree’ + garte ‘enclosure’), German Baumgarten. There are also several villages named with this word, and so in some cases the surname may have originated as a habitational name from one of these. As a Jewish name, it is mainly ornamental.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Baumgartner, Garten, Weingarten, Baumberger, Maren, Baumgartel