The expansion of the Germanic tribes 750 BC – AD 1 (after the Penguin Atlas of World History
Settlements before 750 BC
New settlements by 500 BC
New settlements by 250 BC
New settlements by AD 1
The West Germanic tribes were Germanic peoples who spoke the branch of Germanic languages known as West Germanic languages.
They appear to be derived from the Jastorf culture, a Pre-Roman Iron Age offshoot of the Nordic Bronze Age culture.
The West Germanic tribes expanded southwards to the Rhine and later down to the Alps and west into Great Britain.