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The name Burg has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word bolle, of the same meaning.

Burg Early Origins



The surname Burg was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Burg Spelling Variations


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Burg Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Burg is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.

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Burg Early History


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Burg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burg research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Burg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Burg. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Burg were

Burg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Heinrich Burg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johan Christian Burg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Christian Burg, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jacob Burg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Elisabetha Margaretha Burg, who arrived in America in 1792
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Burg, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • Lewis Burg, aged 28, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • John Burg, aged 1, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Elizabeth Burg, aged 3, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Susan Burg, aged 27, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burg (post 1700)



  • William Ecclesin Burg, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1921
  • Quinten L. Burg, American Democrat politician, Candidate for South Dakota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 2010
  • James Burg, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of South Dakota, 1994; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1996, 2004, 2008
  • George O. Burg, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1943-54, 1957-58
  • Ieke van den Burg (b. 1952), Dutch politician, member of the European Parliament

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Burg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burg 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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