Table of East Tennessee Germanna Families
Tennessee Germanna Families List

The early German settlers in lower Washington County & upper Greene County, TN, were comprised of 3 main groups, but mainly of the 1st group below:

1.  The "2nd Germanna Colony" German families, whose members arrived in Virginia in 1717, from villages in the Kraichgau area of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and who later migrated to Tennessee.

2.  German families from the same general area of Germany as the 2nd Colony, but who arrived between 1718 and later, and settled in the same area of Virginia as the 2nd Colony, then migrated on to Tennesse with them.  (Some of these families were probably related to some of the families of the 2nd Colony, or at least knew of them.)

3.  German families who emigrated from Germany but did not arrive in Virginia, but who migrated later into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  (Some of these families did subsequently migrate to the Robinson River Valley of Virginia where the earlier Germans were settled, and then migrated on to Tennessee with them.  Others migrated directly from the Shenandoah Valley to East Tennessee at about the same time as families of groups 1 and 2 above.)

4.  The "1st Germanna Colony" German families, of whom some migrated to Tennessee at the same time as the families of the 2nd Colony.

(The surnames are given with the original German spellings (where known) in bold letters and with the "Americanized" spellings.)

Ambergey
Amburger
Aylor
Öhler
Back
Bach
Ballenger
Barlow
Parlur
Barlur
*Bayles
Bayless
Bitner Blankenbaker  Blankenbeckler
Pickler  Beckler  Blank
Blankenpickler  Blanken
Plankenbeckler
Plankenbühler  Blankenbühler
Bottles
Bortles
Bortle
Bartles
Bowman
Bauman
Baumann
Bright
Beorht  Brecht
Brown
Braun
Broyles  Briles  Brile  Bryles
Briel  Broil   Broiles  Brëyhel
Breuel  Brohl  Bruel
  DeBruhl  DeBreul
DeBrohl
Burgner
Bergner
Bush
Busch
Carpenter
Zimmerman
Castler  Kastler
Geseler
Click  Glick
Klick
Glück  Gleuck
Copp
Cupp
Kupp
Clore  Glore  Cloer
Claar
Klaar
Cook
Koch
Crigler
Kriegler
Critselous  Critselious
Cretselous  Cretselious
Crecelius
Crecelius  Crecelious
Earnest
Ernst
Fellers Fillers Fishback
Fischbach  Fishbach
Fleshman  Fleishman
Fleischman  Fleischmann
Freshower
Froschaur
Friesenhagen G'Fellers
GeFellers
*Guinn  Guin
Gwinn  Gwin
Hafley  Havelich
Havely
Haflich
Halflich
Hanback
Hanbach  Helmsbach
Harnsbarger
Herrinsparger
Hoffman  Huffman
Hofman  Hofmann
Hufman  Hoofman
Hopfman
Holt Huffine  
Huffines  Hufhines
Hofheintz
Holtzclaw  Holsclaw
Holesclaw  Holzklau
Holtsclaw  Holtzklau
Kabler  Cobler  Cabler
Kiebler  Keibler  Keebler
Kibler  Käbler  Kaebler
Kafer  Keefer
Käfer  Kaefer
Kemper
Camper
Keplinger   Kyker
Kerker
Klug Krim  Krimm
Grimm  Grim  Crum
Crim
Kuntz  Kuntze
Cuntz  Coons  Coontz
Coonts  Coonz  Cuntze
Layman
Lehman
Long
Lang Lange
Lotspeich Martin Mauk
Mauck
Mawk  Mock
Meisser  Meiser
Miser  Mizar
Mizer  Myser
Myzer
Miller  Muller
Mueller
Müller
Motz Moyer  Moyers
Myers  Meyers
Meir  Myer
Painter  Bender
Pender  Benter
Penter  Paynter
*Patton Paultiz Railsback
Rählsbach  Rahlsbach
Rasor  Resor  Racer  Räuser
Räser
  Reasor  Riser  Risser
Reaser  Reiser  Rieser  Raysor
Rector  Richter
Rictor
Ricker
Rush  Rouse
Rausch
Rousch
Schluchter  Schlucter
Sluter  Slucter
Sluchter  Sluder
*Seaton Sheibley
Sheible  Scheible
Smith
Schmidt
Snapp
Schnepp  Schnepf
Schnepfe  Schnepff
Snyder  Snider
Schneider
Stonecipher  Steinseiffer
Stonecypher  Stonesifer
Stonesipher  Steinseifer
Tanner
Danner
Utz  Ütz
Otes  Oats
Oates  Wood
Volck
Folg
Walters
Walters
Valter
*Waddell  Waddel  Waddle
Wadell  Wadel  Wattle
Wedel  Weddle  Weedle
Wayland  Wieland
Weiland
Wyland
Wayman
Weidmann
Weiman
Weaver
Weber
Webber
Wilhite  Willhite  Wilheit
Willheit
  Wilhoit  Willhoit
Wilhoite  Willhoite
Windle
Windell
Windel
Yager  Yeager
Jager  Jäger
Jaeger
Young
Jung
Yowell
Yowel  Owell
Ühl  Uhl
Zimmerman  Carpenter

(*The Waddell/etc. family above is of Irish extraction, but its members married so heavily into the East Tennessee Germanna and other German families I feel it should be included here.  I doubt that there is a member of this family from Greene County, TN, that does NOT have at least one Germanna ancestor, probably several.)

(*The Bayles/Bayless, Patton, and Seaton families are probably not of German extraction, but, likewise, they married so heavily into the East Tennessee Germanna and other German families they should be included also.)

If there are any names missing, or if other variations of spelling need to be added, send me an email, and I'll add them.
 

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