Origins Available: Belgium
The distinguished surname Giorges is a patronymic
surname created from a personal name
, and meaning "son of George." The name comes ultimately from the Greek words "ge," meaning "earth," or "soil," and "ergein," meaning "to work or till," together meaning "farmer." Giorges was used as a first name throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, it's popularity in part due to the legendary dragon-slaying fame of St. George.
Early Origins of the Giorges family
The surname Giorges was first found in this region. Families of this name were also 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.
Early History of the Giorges family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giorges research.Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1471, 1559, 1588, 1715, 1810, 1811, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Giorges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Giorges 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.
Early Notables of the Giorges family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giorges family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wilhelm Georg and his wife Anna Marie, who settled in New York with their three children in 1709; Michael Jurg, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Pennsylvania in 1727.