The Baumgarner surname means orchard in German, and was probably originally occupational
for someone who worked in an orchard, or topographical for someone who lived in or near an orchard. There are also several villages named for this word.
Early Origins of the Baumgarner family
The surname Baumgarner was first found in East Prussia
, where the name came from noble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. They are believed to have been of the order of the Teutonic Knights.
Early History of the Baumgarner family
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Baumgarner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Baumgarner, Baumgarten, Baumgart, Paumgarten, Baumgartel, Paumgartel, Paumgart, Bomgarten, Baumgarden, Pomgarten, Pomgarden, Baumgartner, Paumgartner, Baumgarden, Bamgardner, Bogart, Bogaard, Bogaart and many more.
Early Notables of the Baumgarner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baumgarner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frederick Baumgardner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; George Baumgarten, who came to New York city in 1750; Anna Baumgart, who settled in South Carolina in 1748.
Contemporary Notables of the name Baumgarner (post 1700)
- James Baumgarner (b. 1928), original name of James Garner, the American film and television actor
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