German Names: A Practical Guide.
Kenneth L. Smith.
This is a helpful and practical guide for researchers to deal with German names both within Germany and when they have been transplanted into America. Much more information including various grammatical endings on given names, local forms of given names, surname changes at and after immigration, spelling variants, dialect forms of surnames, locality names, epithets on names, adopted children, farm names—all precede a large section in the book listing variant forms of given names. (310pp. Masthof Press, 2007.)