Martin Degen

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Degen was born in 1694, in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland, his father, Christen Degen, was 40 and his mother, Barbara Thommen, was 37. He married Anna Schäublin about 1719. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 26 August 1779, at the age of 85.

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Martin Degen
1694–1779
Anna Schäublin
1682–1770
Marriage: about 1719
Christen Degen
1724–
Ulrich Degen
1724–
Jacob Degen
1727–

Sources (9)

  • Martin Deger, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Martin Deger, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Martin Degen in entry for Jacob Degen, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Dieter, Kurt, Bernhard, Erna, Erwin, Fritz, Gunther, Hans, Helmuth, Klaus, Otto.

German and Swiss German: status name from Middle High German degen ‘boy, warrior, hero’. This surname is also found in Slovenia.

German and Dutch: from a short form of ancient Germanic personal names like Degenhard, Degenhold, and others, with generally the same meaning as in 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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