Ege History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished and ancient surname German surname Ege is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer. In this case, the name is derived from "Egino," the Old High German form of the personal name "Egon." The given name was popular among the Allemanic and Swabian nobility during the Middle Ages, and was thus handed down through these noble lines when hereditary surnames became common in Germany.

Early Origins of the Ege family

The surname Ege was first found in Swabia, where it was a favorite personal name of the nobles of the region; it was borne by Egeno of Fürstenberg, Swabia in 1351. The earliest known bearer of the surname was Benz Ege, who was a resident of Rottweil in 1351. The young Ege family was instrumental during this early period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Important Dates for the Ege family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ege research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1351, 1578, 1660, 1790, 1823, 1833, 1847, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Ege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ege Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Egen, Ege, Egi, Egeno, Egino, Agino, Agen, Egan and others.

Early Notables of the Ege family (pre 1700)

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Ege migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ege Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Ege, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Hans Georg Ege, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Adam Ege, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Friederich Ege, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Simon Ege, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ege Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Ege, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ege (post 1700)

  • Otto F. Ege (1888-1951), American teacher, lecturer, bookseller; responsible for creating the "Ege Medieval Manuscript Database"
  • Jacob Ege (1713-1762), American businessman who built the Old Stone House, currently home to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia
  • Cody Paul Ege (b. 1991), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Charlotte Ege (1902-1949), German writer
  • Ece Ege (b. 1963), Turkish-French fashion designer
  • Didem Ege (b. 1988), Turkish volleyball player
  • Carl Johan Ege (1852-1943), Norwegian banker
  • George Ege (1748-1829), American politician, United States Representative from Pennsylvania (1796-1797)

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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)
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