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Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS VII INTRODUCTION VIII HOW TO USE THE DICTIONARY XVI Structure of Each Dictionary Entry xvi 1) Etymology xvi 2) before 1800 xvii 3) after 1800 xvii Diphthongs xviii German ß xix Rare Spelling Variations xix ABOUT THIS DICTIONARY XX Geographical Scope xx Categories of Surnames xx Statistical Notes xxii The 60 Most Common Surnames xxii A SHORT HISTORY OF JEWISH SURNAMES IN GERMANY IX Jurisdictions and Dates for Mandated Surnames in Central Europe xi Historical Development of the Doncentration of Surnames in Some Areas xiii GLOSSARY XXVIII TRANSLITERATION OF HEBREW LETTERS XXIX ABBREVIATIONS XXIX General Abbreviations xxix Types of Surnames xxix Abbreviations for Location Names xxx German Federal States (1996) resp. Provinces of Prussia (1871) xxx German Districts (1996) xxx DICTIONARY 1
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Names, Personal -- Jewish.
Names, Personal -- Germany.
Hebrew language -- Etymology -- Names.
German language -- Etymology -- Names.
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.