Edited by Alastair Walker, Eric Hoekstra, Goffe Jensma, Wendy Vanselow, Willem Visser and Christoph Winter
[NOWELE Supplement Series 33] 2022
► pp. 253–272
The German Surname Atlas captures Frisian surnames only marginally because of their regional occurrence, yet is able to identify nationwide phenomena. This article deals with West, East and North Frisian surnames in Germany and focuses on their specific forms and patterns. While East and North Frisian names are autochthonal, the West Frisian names are due to immigration. Hoekstra, with the typically West Frisian suffix -stra, is one of the most frequent surnames of this type in Germany. The article examines many cases of onymic morphology and shows that, over the centuries, a broad spectrum of anthroponymic suffixes has developed via re-analytical processes.
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