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The name Georges is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It 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.

Georges Early Origins



The surname Georges 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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Georges Spelling Variations


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Georges Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Georges has undergone many spelling variations, including George, Georgeson and others.

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Georges Early History


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Georges Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Georges 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 Georges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Georges Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Georges 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 Georges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Georges In Ireland


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Georges In Ireland



Some of the Georges 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Georges were among those contributors:

Georges Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sir Ferdinando Georges, who arrived in New England in 1631

Georges Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Georges, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Georges Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Georges, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • P Georges, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1854

Georges Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Georges, who landed in Montreal in 1655

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Contemporary Notables of the name Georges (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Georges (post 1700)



  • Gigi Georges, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1992
  • General Alphonse-Joseph Georges (1875-1951), French Member of French Committee for National Liberation (1942-1945)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Georges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Georges 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 7 January 2016 at 11:39.

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