Auge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Auge is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Auge family lived in Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Auge family

The surname Auge was first found in Auge, as De Augo from Crevecoeur, Calvados, in Normandy. The family were bailiffs of the town of Auge. Henry, Duke of Normandy issued a writ insisting that the men of their ilk would not be allowed to attend the fair at Crevecoeur.

Important Dates for the Auge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auge research. Another 28 words (2 lines of text) covering the year 1199 is included under the topic Early Auge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Auge Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Agg, Agge, Aug, Auge and others.

Early Notables of the Auge family (pre 1700)

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Auge migration to the United States

To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Auge or a variant listed above:

Auge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bennett Auge, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
Auge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hen Auge, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • Dorothea Auge, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Auge (post 1700)

  • Kenneth G. Auge, American politician, Burgess of Shillington, Pennsylvania, 1960 [2]
  • George Auge (1834-1917), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 20th District, 1874 [2]
  • Marc Augé (b. 1935), French anthropologist

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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