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The surname Burgen comes from the Middle Dutch word "burch," or "burg," meaning a fortified town. The prefixes "Van" and "den" mean "from" and "the" respectively. Thus this surname means "from the hill". As such, it may have been topographic name for someone who lived by a citadel or walled city; or, it may have been a habitational name, taken on from a place name, such as Burch in South Holland or Burcht in Antwerp province, Belgium.

Burgen Early Origins



The surname Burgen was first found in Holland, in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. One old family-branch descends from the counts of Bergh, beginning with Constantius de Monte in the 12th century. There was a separate line of counts Van den Berghs in the 16th century.

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Burgen Spelling Variations


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Burgen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Burger, Burgen, Burg, Van Burg, Van Burger, Van Burgen, Van den Burger, Van den Burg, Van der Burg, Van den Burgh and many more.

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Burgen Early History


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Burgen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burgen research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1636, 1640, 1664, 1755, 1627 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Burgen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burgen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burgen Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Johan van der Burg (d. 1640), Dutch Governor of Formosa from 1636 to 1640; Johan...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burgen 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burgen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Evan Burgen arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Evan Burgen, who came to Virginia in 1643
  • Evan Burgen, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Philip Burgen, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • Philip Burgen, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burgen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Burgen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burgen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burgen (post 1700)



  • Arnold Stanley Vincent Burgen (b. 1922), British pharmacologist and director of the National Institute for Medical Research, London

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Burgen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Burgen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burgen 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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