Thursday, April 26, 2007

Americans with Odd German Names

The largest ethnic group in the U.S. is Germans. However, they all came to the U.S. generations ago, and have since completely assimilated, to the extent that many don't even know they're German.
The country teems with Knapps, Schroeders, Schneiders (sometimes Anglicized to Snyder or Snider), among others. If you have a German name like me, this website lets you check the geographic distribution of names all over the U.S.; you can see how common Dallmann's are, for instance.

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