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

Burgher Early Origins



The surname Burgher 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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Burgher Spelling Variations


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Burgher Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Burgher 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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Burgher Early History


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Burgher Early History



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

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Burgher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burgher Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Burgher 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 Burgher 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



Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Burgher were among those contributors:

Burgher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Ulrick Burgher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Matthias Burgher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burgher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burgher (post 1700)



  • Michelle Burgher (b. 1977), Jamaican two-time gold and silver medalist track and field athlete

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Burgher Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Burgher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burgher 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2013 at 08:05.

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