Origins Available: English, German
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."
Early Origins of the Beger family
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.
Early History of the Beger family
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Beger Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Beger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beger family to Ireland
Some of the Beger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Beger family to the New World and Oceana
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
Beger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Beger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Beger (post 1700)
The Beger 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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