Anglo-Saxon name Geeorges comes from the given name of the father and was typically denoted as "the son of George." The personal name George was originally derived from the Greek word which means someone who was a farmer or someone who worked the land.
Early Origins of the Geeorges family
Dorset where it is noted as a somewhat rare name in mediaeval records. The popularity of the name increased during the Crusades which brought more contact with the Orthodox Church. St. George, who slew his famous dragon in 303 A.D., may have inspired the use of this name. In 1348, Edward III founded the Order of the Garter under the patronage of St. George and by 1415, a yearly festival was set in place that continues today. Today, St. George is considered the patron saint of England.
Early History of the Geeorges family
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Geeorges Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Geeorges were recorded, including George, Georgeson and others.
Early Notables of the Geeorges family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Geeorges family to Ireland
Some of the Geeorges family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Geeorges family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Geeorges family emigrate to North America: Jane George, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Henry George, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Peter George, who arrived in Braintree, MA in 1642; Robert George, who settled in Virginia in 1642.
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