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The ancient roots of the Baerwangen family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Baerwangen surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria. The family name Baerwangen can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was a region characterized by court intrigue and heroic battles over power and prestige. The Baerwangen family was influential to the social and economic development of the region. In an age of rapidly changing political and religious alliances, the bearers of this distinguished name maintained numerous connections with other families in the area.

Baerwangen Early Origins



The surname Baerwangen was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Berwanger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Baerwangen Spelling Variations


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Baerwangen Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Baerwangen include Berwanger, Berwangen, Berwangger, Berwwanger, Berwangere, Berwanggere, Berewanger, Berewangger, Barwanger, Baerwanger, Barwangen, Baerwangen, Barwangger, Baerwangger, Barwwanger, Baerwwanger, Barwangere, Baerwangere, Barwanggere, Baerwanggere, Barewanger, Baerewanger, Barewangger and many more.

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Baerwangen Early History


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Baerwangen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baerwangen research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1438 and 1480 are included under the topic Early Baerwangen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baerwangen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baerwangen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baerwangen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Baerwangen surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Phillip Berwanger who was recorded as having arrived in America in 1853; Peter Berwanger who arrived in New York state in 1857; Peter Joseph Berwanger arrived in North America in 1885.

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