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Deutscher Familiennamenatlas

[Atlas of German Family Names]

Ed. by Kunze, Konrad / Nübling, Damaris


    Aims and Scope

    This essential work with its more than a thousand maps and commentaries is the first to document the surname stock of the Federal Republic of Germany by statistical occurrence and geographical distribution. It meets the interests of linguists with a grammatical part (three volumes) dealing with the phonematics, graphematics, morphematics and syntagmatics of family names, while cultural historians and population historians are served with a lexical part (three volumes - surnames by place of origin and domicile, by occupation and by nicknames, by given names). The atlas provides a new basis for onomastics. It also presents an indispensable aid to other disciplines from social history through research into settlement and migration to genetics.


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