In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. St'george appeared at that time in the province of
. It was derived from the ancient
George, which was borne by the popular Saint. It is ultimately Greek in origin and translates as tiller of the soil or farmer.
, where the family has been traced to the early ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St'george research.Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1356, 1763, 1784, 1403, 1688, 1724, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1652, 1688, 1724, 1581, 1644, 1610 and 1635 are included under the topic Early St'george History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name St'george, including Saint-Georges, Saint-George, de Saint-George, du Saint-George and many more.
Notable amongst the family was the Governors of the Provinces; two Knights of the Orders in 1688 and 1724; Ambassador to Denmark, Holland and Switzerland.
Sir Henry Saint-George (1581-1644), was English Garter king-of-arms, eldest son of Sir Richard Saint-George, created Rouge Rose pursuivant-extraordinary in May 1610.
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