Many German migrants changed their names upon arrival in Australia, or later, for a range of reasons. Often it was to help neighbours pronounce or spell their names, sometimes to escape a past, and often to distance themselves from the ethnic background.

This index is a work in progress and we are constantly looking for new examples of name changes to help reconnect families and to document the full extent of name changes in Australia.

If you have an instance of a name change that is not listed below, please fill out an online submission form at the bottom of this page.

To search the list, click on the spreadsheet and then press CTRL+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac) and type in the name you are looking for.