The Boerger surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Boerger may also come from one of the many place names in the region.
Early Origins of the Boerger family
The surname Boerger was first found in Austria
, where the name Burger made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The Burger family became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which occurred as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Boerger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boerger research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1854, 1747, 1794, 1773, 1834, 1881, 1872 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Boerger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boerger Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Boerger include Burger, Burgger, Burrger, Burgerr, Buerger, Buergger, Buergerr, Borger, Borgger, Borgger, Borgerr, Boerger, Boergger, Boerrger, Boergerr, Burgen, Buergen, Borgen, Boergen, Burgel, Buergel, Borgel, Boergel, Burgele, Buergele, Borgele, Boergele and many more.
Early Notables of the Boerger family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Boerger were Gottfried August Burger (1747-1794), German Romantic poet, who was best known for his ballad "Lenore" which was... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boerger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boerger family to the New World and Oceana
Boergers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Boerger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Abram Boerger, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1896
Boerger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry Boerger, aged 21, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1902
- Henry Boerger, who settled in America, in 1904
- Mina Boerger, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Germany, in 1910
- Ralph Boerger, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1916
Contemporary Notables of the name Boerger (post 1700)
- Natascha Vanessa Börger Sevilla (b. 1981), former Venezuelan-German model and multiple beauty queen
- Egon Börger (b. 1946), German-born computer scientist based in Italy