Storch (plural Storchs)
- A surname from German.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Storch is the 12581st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2461 individuals. Storch is most common among White (94.51%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Storch”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 3, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN.
- Stork (dialectal, otherwise obsolete)
From Middle High German storch, storc, from Old High German storah, *storc(h), from Proto-West Germanic *stork, from Proto-Germanic *sturkaz.
Cognate to dialectal Dutch stork, English stork, Swedish stork. The expected German form is also Stork, which was indeed in wide use, but has not become standardized. The shifted variant Storch is probably due to the use of epenthetic vowels in Old High German, by which the uninflected stem storah alternated with inflected storc-. Such variation was generally levelled in favour of the inflected stem, but this was an apparent exception. Compare for the regular development Old High German starah alongside starc(h), whence Middle High German starc and modern stark. Alternatively, Storch could be an Upper German relict form (with [rx] from [rkx]), but the regional distribution does not seem to confirm this.
Storch m (strong, genitive Storches or Storchs, plural Störche, diminutive Störchlein n or Störchelchen n, feminine Störchin)
- stork (bird)
- (Can we verify(gives "female Störchin", and a girl is always female.)%7cStorch%5D%5D +) this sense?) (Namibia) girl
- Stuerk (dated)
From German Storch, widely displacing the native form above.
Storch m (plural Storchen)
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