Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Statistical Abstract of the Napoleonic Wars: Most Common First Names among the King's German Legion Officers during the Peninsular War

The following data is compiled from the Challis Index, which contains information on 657 officers who served in the King's German Legion during the Peninsular War. In some cases, there were many variants of the spelling of the family names.

Family Name Number of Officers with Name
Friederich
79
Georg
69
Carl
63
Wilhelm
39
Johann
36
Heinrich
29
Ludewig
20
Christian
17

Source:

Challis, Lionel. "The Challis Index". London: Royal United Services Institute, no date. Was most likely compiled during the 1930s and 1940s.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2008

 

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