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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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is Armenian in origin or not?
Not at all.
It's derived from German: guter Jan (good John).
The more you let yourself to go, the less others will let you to go.
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Guderian is a German surname. Other spellings are Guderjahn and Guderjan. It is present in Greater Poland and Mazovia in the 19th century.