Horger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Horger family

The surname Horger was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. They are believed to be descended from the Orglanders, from Orglands in the Manche, Normandy. They were in a contingent at Hastings headed by a knight, Le Sire d'Orglande. He was granted lands by the Earl of Devon on the Isle of Wight. At the same time his followers, relatives and men at arms were granted lands in Sormerset, Essex and Kent. Unable to carry the name Orglander, they abbreviated to the ancient name in Normandy of Orger who held Org's lands.

Early History of the Horger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horger research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1273, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Horger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Orger, Orgar, Oregar, Augar, Auger, Orgland, Orgelan, Orglands, Orker, Orkar, Oreger, Worger and many more.

Early Notables of the Horger family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Horger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Horger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Horger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Horger, who arrived in Carolina in 1742 [1]
Horger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hermine Horger, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Trave" from Bremen, Germany [2]
  • Nina Horger, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "La Champagne" from Havre, France [3]
  • Carl Horger, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Zaandam" from Amsterdam [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Horger (post 1700) +

  • Georg Hörger (1897-1975), German long-distance runner at the 1928 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX94-S6Y : 6 December 2014), Hermine Horger, 06 Nov 1894; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Trave, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW6-K6T : 6 December 2014), Nina Horger, 14 Jun 1897; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWF-6MG : 6 December 2014), Carl Horger, 09 Apr 1897; citing departure port Amsterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Zaandam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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