Show ContentsBaugher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The historical and enchanting region of Austria is the birthplace of the distinguished family name Baugher. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Baugher family

The surname Baugher was first found in Austria and Bavaria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Baugher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baugher research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1538, 1761, 1781, 1786, 1803, 1809, 1846, 1859, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Baugher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baugher 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 Baugher include Bauer, Baur, Bauerr, Bauerre, Bower, Boerema, Bohr, Burr and many more.

Early Notables of the Baugher family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Baugher were Bruno Bauer (1809-1882), who was a controversial German theologian, historian, and student of Hegel. Ludwig Amandus Bauer (1803-1846)...
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Baugher Ranking

In the United States, the name Baugher is the 6,988th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Baugher migration to the United States +

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baugher or a variant listed above:

Baugher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • I C Baugher, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
Baugher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John T. Baugher, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Chauncey Baugher, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Frank D. Baugher, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Agnes Baugher, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Bertha Baugher, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Baugher (post 1700) +

  • Joseph F. Baugher (b. 1941), American retired physicist, software engineer, and author
  • Charles Abba Baugher (1893-1962), American academic and a former professor
  • Henry Louis Baugher (1804-1868), American Lutheran clergyman and academic
  • Erle Daniel Baugher (b. 1984), American football punter

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  2. 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) on Facebook