Origins Available: Belgium, German
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." Gorgens 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 Gorgens family
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 Gorgens family
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Gorgens 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.
Early Notables of the Gorgens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gorgens 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.
Historic Events for the Gorgens family
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