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The Buergen surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Buergen may also come from one of the many place names in the region.

Buergen Early Origins



The surname Buergen 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.

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Buergen Spelling Variations


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Buergen Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Buergen 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.

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Buergen Early History


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Buergen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buergen research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1854, 1747, 1794, 1773, 1834, 1881, 1872 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Buergen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buergen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buergen Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Buergen 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 Buergen 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



Early immigration records have shown some of the first Buergens to arrive on North American shores: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Buergen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buergen 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 2013 at 13:17.

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