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The ancestral home of the Jünger family is in the German province of Bavaria. Jünger is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. Jünger is a name for a young person or the junior member of a family or community, being derived from the German word "jung," which means "young."

Jünger Early Origins



The surname Jünger was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name "Jung" (English: Young) had the original meaning of "junior," an addition to a name which would reflect the bearer's status or age, as well as distinguish him or her from the father, or "senior."

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Jünger Spelling Variations


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Jünger 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 Jünger include Jung, Juenger, Jungg, Junge, Jungge, Jungher, Jungblut, Jungbauer, June, Deyoung, Young, Jungbluth, Jungblud, Deshong, Jonker, Junker, Jungling, Jüngling and many more.

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Jünger Early History


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Jünger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jünger research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1740 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Jünger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jünger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jünger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jünger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jünger or a variant listed above:

Jünger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Paul Junger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Paul Junger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Jacob Junger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • I Daniel Junger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Joh Fred Junger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jünger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leonh Junger, aged 26, landed in America in 1853
  • Katharine Junger, aged 10, arrived in America in 1854

Jünger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Junger, aged 2, who landed in America from Mundenheim, Germany, in 1907
  • Anna Junger, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Mundenheim, Germany, in 1907
  • Elisabeth Junger, aged 19, who settled in America from Trokau, Germany, in 1910
  • Anna Junger, aged 31, who landed in America from Ujbessenjo, Hungary, in 1911
  • Beile Junger, aged 14, who settled in America from Przemijsl, Austria, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jünger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jünger (post 1700)



  • Peter D. Junger (1933-2006), American computer law professor and Internet activist
  • Gil Junger (b. 1954), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated director for Touchstone Pictures
  • Sebastian Junger (b. 1962), American author, journalist and documentarian
  • Egidius Junger (1833-1895), German-born clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Nesqually (1879 to 1895)

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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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jünger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jünger 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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