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Where did the German Karge family come from? What is the German Karge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Karge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Karge family history?The colorful history of the German region of Silesia provides the setting for oldest origins of the Karge family surname. The name Karge comes from the Middle High German word "karc," meaning "cunning," or "sly." As such, the surname was most likely originally a nickname which later became a surname.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Karg, Karger, Kaerg, Kaerger, Karge, Kaerge, Kaergel, Kerg, Kerger, Kergel, Kerge, Karc and many more.
First found in Silesia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Ancient chronicles first mention Heinczel Kergel of Prague (c.1321,) Nicolaus Karger of Olmuetz (c.1361,) and Wigund Karge of Hessen (c.1265).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karge research. Another 476 words(34 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1698, 1709, 1723, 1774, 1813, 1827, 1837, 1841, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Karge History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Karge Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Karge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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