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The Georg family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name 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.

Georg Early Origins



The surname Georg was first found in 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.

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Georg Spelling Variations


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Georg Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Georg include George, Georgeson and others.

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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 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1412, 1471, 1511, 1700, 1594, 1677, 1626, 1678, 1690, 1647, 1640, 1644, 1797 and 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)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Gorges of Langford Wiltshire; John George (1594-1677), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1626 and 1678; John George (d. 1690), English officer of the Royal Navy, Secretary of the...

Another 46 words (3 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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Georg In Ireland


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Georg In Ireland



Some of the Georg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Georg were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

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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    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    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 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 3 March 2016 at 11:09.

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