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Gemeinhardt Name Meaning

South German: apparently a topographic name for someone living in or near a municipal forest, from Middle High German gemein ‘common’ + hard(t) ‘wood’, ‘forest’. In northern Germany, however, the name is a fake formation of a personal name from Gemein(d)er, Gemeinert ‘co-owner’, ‘companion’ + the name component hard, as in Gebhard, Hartwig (Old High German hart ‘strong’). One reason for this development is probably the semantic change of gemein from ‘common’ to ‘bad’, ‘mean’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Degenhardt, Steinhardt, Eisenhardt, Meinhardt, Gernhardt, Eberhardt

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Gemeinhardt Family Origin

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Gemeinhardt Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gemeinhardt occupation in the USA was Farming. 100% of Gemeinhardt's were Farmings.

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Gemeinhardt Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gemeinhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gemeinhardt in 1958 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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