Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the German name Beringer. The surname Bengert probably arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066, when the Normans imported many laborers from the continent in order to expedite their hold on England.
Early Origins of the Bengert family
Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bengert family
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Bengert Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bengert have been found, including Benger, Benyger, Beniger, Beneger, Bengar, Benniger and many more.
Early Notables of the Bengert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bengert family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bengerts to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Benger who arrived in Philadelphia in 1799 and Martin Benger in Philadelphia in 1871.
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