- Morgenthaler (name)
Morgenthaler Family name
Scenery of a possible Morning Valley in the Swiss Emmental.
Meaning "Person from the Morning Valley" Region of origin Switzerland or Germany Language(s) of origin Swiss German or German Related names Murgenthaler, Mergenthaler, Morgentaler Footnotes: Painting by W. Gorgé
The name Morgenthaler means person from the morning valley. It developed from the description of a person coming from a place called Morning Valley; in ancient German orthography Morgen Thal. The final syllable (or suffix) -er signifies geographical origin of a person (as in English New Yorker). The distribution of the name in Europe and around the world  leads to the conclusion of most probable origins of the name in Switzerland or in southern Germany.
Mainly in Switzerland (with an amassment in two Cantons of Switzerland: Bern and Aargau) and in Germany (with an amassment along the southern Rhine valley). By immigration also in Austria, France, the USA and other countries.
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