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Where did the German Burger family come from? What is the German Burger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burger family history?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.
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.
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.
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.
Another 87 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
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
Burger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Peter Christian Burger, came to Nova Scotia in 1752
- Peter Christian Burger who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1752
- 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
- Robert Mercer Burger (b. 1927), American physicist
- Max Marcel Burger (b. 1933), American biochemist
- David Bernard Burger (b. 1909), American lawyer
- 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
- Gottfried August Bürger (1747-1794), German poet, best known for his ballad, Lenore
- Henning Bürger (b. 1969), former German footballer and current manager
- Schalk "Schalla" Burger Jr. (b. 1983), South African rugby union player
- Adolf Burger (b. 1917), Jewish Slovak typographer, memoir writer, and Holocaust survivor, inspiration for the Academy Award winning film The Counterfeiters (2007)
- Patrick Bürger (b. 1987), Austrian footballer from Oberwart
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- Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
- Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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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