Map of Germany with towns

October 16, 2015
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We found one town in Germany named "Roll". It is located in southeastern tip of the state of Baveria and is 10 miles west of Salzburg, Austria.
Germany has three major geographic regions: a protective mountainous area in the south, a central uplands region, and northern lowlands scissored by the great river valleys through which early settlers entered the country.
Over 82, 000, 000 people live in Germany and German is the official language. The ethnic make-up of the country is German (91.5%), Turkish (2.4%), Italian (0.7%), Greek (0.4%), Polish (0.4%), and other (4.6%). Religiously, the country can be broken down as follows: Protestant (38%), Roman Catholic (34%), Muslim (1.7%), and unaffiliated/other (26.3%). See the German history maps and read about the Germanic Tribes. Enlarged Maps

German Map Description

  • This map shows the present day German towns and states (providences), their grid map locations and relevant notes, and, if applicable, an ancestral ROLL Family surname list.
  • Definitions of common German village name-beginnings and endings: "berg" = mountain or hill; "burg" = castle; "dorf" = village; "feld" = field; "gross" [Grob] = big, large or much; "heim" = home; "hof" = farmstead, or yard; "klein" = little, small or short; "leiben" = to be in love or fond of; "ruhe" = rest, peace or quiet; "stal" or "stale" = stable or cow shed; "stadt" = city; "tal" = valley.
  • Red lettering
  • and DOTs denote ROLL ancestral town names.
  • Blue lettering
  • signify towns which have historical significance to the German-Russians and the ROLL Family.
  • Blue DOT
  • s display towns the German-Russian emigrants used to name their villages in Beresan, Cherson, South Russia. ALL of the German-named towns of South Russian were changed to Russian names after the communist came to power. This process was called "Russification".
  • Gray lettering shows current German state names with boundaries as gray-dottedlines. The SOLID Gray LINE cutting down the center and east (right) side of the map is the boundry between East and West Germany before they were reunited in 1990.
  • Green lettering
  • and black DOTs reflect current German towns and the country names are in bold black lettering.
  • The area known as the "PFALZ" is located in the state of RHINELAND-PALATINATE. Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) includes part of the principality of Birkenfeld (grand duchy of Oldenburg), the province of Rheinhessen (grand duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt), part of the landgraviate of Hessen-Homburg, most of the Bavarian Rheinpfalz, and most of the southern portion of the Prussian Rheinprovinz. Pfalz online.
  • The BADEN and WURTTEMBERG kingdoms merged to form the state of BADEN-WURTTEMBERG. It includes the former grand duchy of Baden, the principality of Hohenzollern, and the kingdom of Wrttemberg)
  • The beautiful and legendary Black Forest, or "Schwarzwald", is in the southwest corner of BADEN-WURTTEMBERG, just south of Karlsruhe. The Black Forest borders on Switzerland on the south, on the Neckar River to the East and France to the West. The Northern gate to the Black Forest is Pforzheim. The Black Forest is named for the beautiful mountain landscape with its dense population of pine trees. It is a region of incomparably unspoiled nature with its forests, mountains and meadows. The Black Forest is known for its half-timber houses many of them 300 years old. The craftsmen of the area are well known around the world for their cuckoo clocks and the Christmas season is never complete without a nutcracker from this region. Castles, vineyards and orchards dot the hillsides.
  • ALSACE
  • was absorbed into FRANCE.

German Villages/Towns with Grid Map Locations and Surname List

  • Aachen
  • Augsburg
  • BERLIN
  • D2
  • Berlin
  • C2-D2
  • Brandenburg
  • Dimbach
  • /Heilbronn, BADEN B4 - Citizen surnames: GARTNER
  • Koblenz
  • B5
  • LOWER SAXONY
  • A2-B3
  • Lubeck
  • Munster, NORTHRHINE-WESTPHALIA A3
  • Nagold
  • A4 - In the 1800's, PFALZ was merged into the state of RHINELAND-PALATINATE. PFALZ' s occupied the lower one-third area of present day RHINELAND-PALATINATE. This is the core area where the ROLL ancestors lived.
  • POLAND
  • D1-D3 - At one time, Poland was part of the Prussian Empire
  • Potsdam
  • RHINELAND-PALATINATE
  • A3-A4
  • Rosenheim
  • SAARLAND
  • A4
  • SAXONY
  • C3-D3
  • SAXONY-ANHALT
  • C2-D3
  • SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
  • B1
  • Speyer
  • Stuttgart
  • SWITZERLAND
  • A5-B5
  • THURINGIA
  • B3-C3
  • Trier
  • - see BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
  • Wurzburg
  • - Citizen surnames: BURGER
  • Hasterov
Source: www.rollintl.com
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