Origin of Heinz Guderian's last name

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Origin of Heinz Guderian's last name

Post by Cantankerous » 08 Aug 2021 02:01

My dad's been telling me that Heinz Guderian's last name sounds Armenian given that Armenian first names end with -ian. Therefore, I wanted to ask if Guderian's last name is Armenian in origin or not?

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Re: Origin of Heinz Guderian's last name

Post by GregSingh » 08 Aug 2021 04:30

is Armenian in origin or not?
Not at all.
It's derived from German: guter Jan (good John).
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Re: Origin of Heinz Guderian's last name

Post by Harro » 08 Aug 2021 19:11

Guderian is a German surname. Other spellings are Guderjahn and Guderjan. It is present in Greater Poland and Mazovia in the 19th century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guderian

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