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The ancient roots of the Berwaenger family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Berwaenger was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria. The family name Berwaenger can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was a region characterized by court intrigue and heroic battles over power and prestige. The Berwaenger family was influential to the social and economic development of the region. In an age of rapidly changing political and religious alliances, the bearers of this distinguished name maintained numerous connections with other families in the area.

Berwaenger Early Origins



The surname Berwaenger was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Berwanger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Berwaenger Spelling Variations


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Berwaenger Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Berwaenger include Berwanger, Berwangen, Berwangger, Berwwanger, Berwangere, Berwanggere, Berewanger, Berewangger, Barwanger, Baerwanger, Barwangen, Baerwangen, Barwangger, Baerwangger, Barwwanger, Baerwwanger, Barwangere, Baerwangere, Barwanggere, Baerwanggere, Barewanger, Baerewanger, Barewangger and many more.

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Berwaenger Early History


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Berwaenger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berwaenger research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1438 and 1480 are included under the topic Early Berwaenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berwaenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berwaenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berwaenger Notables 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Berwaenger surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Phillip Berwanger who was recorded as having arrived in America in 1853; Peter Berwanger who arrived in New York state in 1857; Peter Joseph Berwanger arrived in North America in 1885.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Berwaenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berwaenger 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.

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