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Multiple Origins for the Surname Georg



The distinguished surname Georg is of German origin, meaning "son of George." The name is derived from the Greek "ge ergon," literally meaning "tiller of the soil" or "farmer." Georg was used as a first name throughout Europe during the Middle Ages due to the legendary dragon-slaying fame of St. George, and eventually came into use as a surname around the 12th century.

Georg Early Origins



The surname Georg was first found in various regions of Germany; it is likely that several branches of the family emerged independently when hereditary surnames came into common use. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Everhardus filius Georgi, who was a resident of Hamburg in 1256. Every branch of the young Georg family was instrumental during this early period, each playing a major role in the development of the society of its particular region.

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Georg Spelling Variations


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Georg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Georg, George, Gurganus, Gürganus, Georgi, Giorges, Gorges, Georgeis, Jorge, Jurge, Jürge, Jörg, Gorgens, Görgens, Jürgen, Jurgen, Yerkes and many more.

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Georg Early History


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Georg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Georg research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1471, 1559, 1588, 1811, 1585, 1656, 1611, 1656, 1868 and 1933 are included under the topic Early Georg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Georg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Georg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Georg 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Georg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Georg, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Symon Georg, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Georg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Georg, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Joh Georg, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Joh Jost Georg, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Johann Wilhelm Georg, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johann Anthony Georg, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Georg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Georg, who arrived in Brazil in 1828
  • Jakob Georg Georg, who landed in North America in 1843
  • Johan Georg, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Georg, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Philipp Georg, who landed in North America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Georg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Georg (post 1700)



  • Johann Georg (1932-2016), German Prince von Hohenzollern, brother-in-law of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • Albert Georg (1846-1933), Hungarian statesman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Georg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Georg 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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