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The distinguished surname Jorg 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." Jorg 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.

Jorg Early Origins



The surname Jorg 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 Jorg 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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Jorg Spelling Variations


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Jorg 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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Jorg Early History


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Jorg Early History



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

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Jorg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jorg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Jorg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antony Jorg, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Hans Jorg, who arrived in New York in 1709

Jorg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Jorg, who arrived in Ohio in 1849
  • Karl Jorg, who arrived in Brazil in 1859
  • Luisa Jorg, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • Peter Jorg, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Anna Jorg, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jorg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jorg (post 1700)



  • Roy J. Jorg, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940 (alternate), 1944, 1948 (alternate)
  • Elton D. Jorg, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Jorg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jorg 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 20 October 2015 at 11:12.

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