Ankenbauer Family History
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Ankenbauer Name Meaning
South German and Swiss German: from Middle High German anken ‘butter’ + bur ‘farmer’, hence an occupational name for a dairy farmer. Alternatively, the first element may be a topographic term, Anke, meaning ‘slight rise in the ground’, or an old term ank ‘watery’, hence ‘farmer with fields in a wet area’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press