The Boergen surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Boergen may also come from one of the many place names in the region.
Early Origins of the Boergen family
The surname Boergen was first found in Austria
, where the name Burger made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The Burger family became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which occurred as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Boergen family
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Boergen Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Boergen include Burger, Burgger, Burrger, Burgerr, Buerger, Buergger, Buergerr, Borger, Borgger, Borgger, Borgerr, Boerger, Boergger, Boerrger, Boergerr, Burgen, Buergen, Borgen, Boergen, Burgel, Buergel, Borgel, Boergel, Burgele, Buergele, Borgele, Boergele and many more.
Early Notables of the Boergen family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Boergen were Gottfried August Burger (1747-1794), German Romantic poet, who was best known for his ballad "Lenore" which was... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boergen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boergen family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Boergen: Johannes Burger who was recorded as having arrived in New Netherlands
in 1663; Evan Burgen arrived in Virginia in 1643; Philip Burgen who arrived in Maryland in 1678.