What are some German family surnames?


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Bach, Bauer, Brauer, Bosch and Keller are some German family surnames. Bach in English means brook or a small stream. Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th century composer and musician, is one of the most famous Germans with Bach as a surname. His popular compositions include Two Passions, the Mass in B Minor, the Goldberg Variations and the Brandenburg Concertos. Ackerman, Bachmeier, Krueger, Holtzmann and Goldschmidt are some other German family surnames.

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Bauer means "peasant" in English. Friedrich L. Bauer is a famous German with the surname Bauer. Born on June 10, 1924, he was a computer scientist and was responsible for stack method of expression evaluation and the STANISIAUS.

Brauer in English means "brewer," and Wilfried Brauer is a famous German with the surname. Born on Aug. 8, 1937, Wilfried Brauer is a computer scientist. He studied philosophy, physics and mathematics at the Free University of Berlin. He received numerous honors and awards, including Werner Heisenberg Medal, IFIP Silver Core and IFIP Isaac L. Auerbach Award. He also served as professor emeritus at Technical University of Munich.

Bosch in English means "bush." A famous German with the surname is Robert August Bosch. A engineer, inventor and industrialist, Bosch is famous for founding Robert Bosch GmbH in 1886. As of 2015, it is a leading automotive technology company. He also invented the automobile electrical magneto and spark plug.

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