When Frank E German was born on 18 October 1863, in Hopewell, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, Jesse German Jr, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Ball, was 25. He married Lura Meldrada Mercer in 1889. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Mount Sterling, Hopewell Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Pleasant Valley, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1943. He died on 4 March 1943, in Hopewell, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States.
English: ethnic name from Old French germain ‘German’ (from Latin Germanus). This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands. The Latin word Germanus is of obscure and disputed origin; the most plausible of the etymologies that have been proposed is that the people were originally known as the ‘spear-men’, with ancient Germanic gēr, gār ‘spear’ as the first element.
Spanish and Hungarian (Germán); English (of Norman origin) and German: from the personal name Spanish and Hungarian Germán, Old French Germain, German German, from Latin Germanus (see Germain ), a Christian saint's name.
Americanized form of German Germann 1, a name of ancient Germanic origin.