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Origins Available: Dutch, German


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

Burger Early Origins



The surname Burger 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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Burger Spelling Variations


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Burger 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 Burger 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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Burger Early History


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Burger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burger 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 Burger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burger Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Burger 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 Burger 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



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Burger arrived in North America very early:

Burger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johannes Burger who was recorded as having arrived in New Netherlands in 1663
  • Johannes Burger, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Elias Burger, aged 27, landed in New York in 1690

Burger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fryt Burger, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hans Jacob Burger, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Burger, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Peter Burger, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • Martin Burger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Burger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Anna Martha Burger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Geo Christian Burger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Gerhard Henry Burger, aged 34, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Johann Nikol Burger, who arrived in North America in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Christian Burger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1752

Burger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Burger, who arrived in Canada in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burger (post 1700)



  • Warren Earl Burger (1907-1995), American judge, Chief Justice of the United States and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • William Carl Burger (b. 1932), American botanist
  • John H. Burger, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1896
  • John Burger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1802-03
  • James Cardwell Burger (b. 1866), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State Senate; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1920
  • J. Burger, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 14th District, 1881-82
  • G. F. Burger, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 29th District, 1924
  • Anna Burger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000, 2004; Member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • John N. Burger, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1894-95
  • Josef Burger, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1974
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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 Burger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burger 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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