Heraldry Colors Monday, Apr 26 2010 

Or (Gold) Generosity
Argent (Silver or White) Sincerity, Peace
Purpure (Purple) Justice, Sovereignty, Regal
Gules (Red) Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength
Azure (Blue) Strength, Loyalty
Vert (Green) Hope, loyalty in love
Sable (Black) Constancy, Grief
Tenne or Tawny (Orange) Worthwhile Ambition
Sanguine or Murray (Maroon) Victorious, Patient in Battle
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German Heraldry Monday, Apr 26 2010 

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Top 50 German Surnames

  • Müller (Mueller, Möller) = miller
  • Schmidt (Schmitz, Schmitt, Schmid) = smith
  • Schneider = tailor
  • Fischer = fisher
  • Meyer (Meier, Maier, Mayer) = dairyman
  • Weber = weaver
  • Schulz (Schulze, Scholz) = mayor
  • Wagner = wagoner, wainwright
  • Becker = baker
  • Hoffmann (Hofmann) = landed farmer
  • Schäfer (Schaefer) = shepherd
  • Koch = cook
  • Bauer = farmer, peasant
  • Schröder (Schroeder) = carter
  • Klein = small, little
  • Richter = judge
  • Wolf = wolf
  • Neumann = new man
  • Schwarz = black
  • Schmitz (Schmidt) = smith
  • Krüger (Krueger) = potter
  • Braun = brown
  • Zimmermann = carpenter
  • Schmitt (Schmidt) = smith
  • Lange = long
  • Hartmann = tough/strong man
  • Hofmann (Hoffmann) = landed farmer
  • Krause = curly-haired
  • Werner = meaning uncertain
  • Meier = dairyman
  • Schmid (Schmidt) = smith
  • Schulze (Schulz) = mayor
  • Lehmann = serf
  • Köhler (Koehler) = charcoal-maker
  • Maier (Meyer) = dairyman
  • Herrmann = warrior
  • König (Koenig) = king
  • Mayer (Meyer) = dairyman
  • Walter = army leader; ruler
  • Peters = rock (from Latin/Greek)
  • Möller (Moeller, Müller) = miller
  • Huber = land owner (hoover)
  • Kaiser = emperor
  • Fuchs = fox
  • Scholz (Schulz) = mayor
  • Weiß = white/wheat
  • Lang = long
  • Jung = young
  • Hahn = rooster
  • Keller = cellar, basement (i.e., someone who worked in a wine cellar or Rathskeller)
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