Hesse name suffix help

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I am still in Gedern (Hesse) and still speak no German! I am looking for some help on surname suffixes. I am trying to find the six children of Johannes Lambmann, but my problem is that there are three Johannes Lambmanns having children then, and even one Johannes Landmann!
Anyway, I have one record for my guy for a daughter Anna Kunigunda born in 1811 and it looks like there might be a suffix for him -- Johannes Lambman des langen -- http://www.archion.de/p/08c7629de0/
Is this a suffix? Does it translate as "the long" and perhaps means he was tall? Any suggestions would be most welcome!
Thanks in advance!
Donna Hay
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oops. mistyped. birth was 1711 in case it matters.

AngSchwaKa
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Hi Donna,
Yes, I´d say he was the tall one.
Angelika

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A suffix is: a morpheme added at the end of a word to form a derivative.

That said, what you find here is definitely no suffix, sorry.

As you figured it‘s an additional description for a person/subject in order to help to differentiate him from others.

German: lang = English: tall

BR, Vera

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...a little addition because you‘re used to the fixed term „name suffix“, right?

...this may indeed be used in this particular case here as well.

Vera

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much thanks to you both for taking the time to offer your opinions. One last question -- in other places in Europe (specifically England/Scotland) the suffix could be ironic -- in other words, they would call him tall because he was short. Do you know if this was a possibility at this time (circa 1700) in Germany?

vnagel2004
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There's always such a possibility -regardless of the time- allover the world.

However, would you really take such more or less vague possibility into serious account in official, legal records or registers?

BG, Vera

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good point. yes, I take it at face value and assume he was tall.
thanks so much for all your input, it is much appreciated.

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