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*MAþLą *GAIZAZ > *MADALGARI > MALGER

This name derives from the Germanic family name “*Madalgari”, composed of two elements: “*maþlą” (gathering, speech, legal case, agreement, assembly, council) plus “*gaizaz” (spear, pike, javelin). In turn the name means “council-spear”. *Madalgari- belongs to a large family of Germanic given names beginning with Madal-. Latin documents dating back the Merovingians and the reign of Charlemagne: Madalgaudus, Madalcarius, Madalgis, Madalberta, Madalgudis.

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