Origins Available: Italian, English, French, German
Spelling variations include: German, Germans, Jermain, Jarman and others.
First found in Essex where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Thomas German who landed in Maryland in 1654; John German settled in Pennsylvania, with his wife Margaret, and two daughters, in 1683; Thomas German settled in Maryland in 1660.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name German
The Family of Johannes Germann (John Garman) in America: A Genealogical History by Leo H. Garman, Nicholas German Family: Westward from New York, 1779-1978 by Leo and Rozetta Guess.