The Burgers surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Burgers may also come from one of the many place names in the region.
Early Origins of the Burgers family
The surname Burgers 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.
Early History of the Burgers family
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Burgers Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Burgers 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 Burgers family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Burgers 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 Burgers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burgers family to the New World and Oceana
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Burgers or a variant listed above:
Burgers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Richard Burgers, who landed in Virginia in 1701 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Burgers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Maria Burgers, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"