Burger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Burger family

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.

Important Dates for the Burger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burger research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1854, 1747, 1794, 1773, 1834, 1881, 1872, 1876 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Burger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Burger family (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 first published in 1773. Thomas François Burgers (1834-1881), South African...
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Burger migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Elias Burger, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1690 [1]
Burger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Fryt Burger, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Burger, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johan Burger, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Peter Burger, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Martin Burger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Anna Martha Burger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Geo Christian Burger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Gerhard Henry Burger, aged 34, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Johann Nikol Burger, who arrived in North America in 1830 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burger migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

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
  • David Bernard Burger (b. 1909), American lawyer
  • Max Marcel Burger (b. 1933), American biochemist
  • Robert Mercer Burger (b. 1927), American physicist
  • John N. Burger, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1894-95 [2]
  • John H. Burger, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1896 [2]
  • John Burger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1802-03 [2]
  • James Cardwell Burger (b. 1866), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State Senate; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1920 [2]
  • J. Burger, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 14th District, 1881-82 [2]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Burger family

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  • Karl Burger (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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