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The ancestors of the bearers of the Beger family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Yorkshire. The name is of German origin, however, and is a local name which means "the dweller beside the brook."

Beger Early Origins



The surname Beger was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times well before the Norman Conquest when Duke William invaded England in 1066 A.D.

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Beger Spelling Variations


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Beger Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Beger include Becker, Becher and others.

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Beger Early History


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Beger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beger research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1379 is included under the topic Early Beger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beger In Ireland


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Beger In Ireland



Some of the Beger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beger or a variant listed above:

Beger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jurg Beger, aged 18, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738

Beger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Beger, who came to Missouri in 1848
  • August Beger, aged 23, arrived in Missouri in 1848

Beger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Beger, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beger (post 1700)



  • Philip E. Beger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Joseph Beger, American politician, Representative from New York 11th District, 1878

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Bis vivit qui bene
Motto Translation: He lives twice who lives well.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:17.

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