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The distinguished surname Gorges 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." Gorges 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.

Gorges Early Origins



The surname Gorges 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 Gorges 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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Gorges Spelling Variations


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Gorges 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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Gorges Early History


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Gorges Early History



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

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Gorges Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gorges Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Gorges Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Gorges, who landed in New England in 1623
  • Elizabeth Gorges, who landed in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Gorges, who arrived in New England in 1640

Gorges Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Gorges, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • John David Gorges, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Gorges, who landed in America in 1780

Gorges Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Gorges, who landed in America in 1835
  • Heinr Gorges, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1835
  • Joh Bernh Gorges, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Fritz Gorges, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Charles Gorges, who arrived in St Clair County in 1860

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Gorges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gorges 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.

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