The Buergger surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Buergger may also come from one of the many place names in the region.
Early Origins of the Buergger family
The surname Buergger 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 Buergger family
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Buergger 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 Buergger 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 Buergger family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Buergger 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 Buergger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buergger family to the New World and Oceana
Buerggers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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.