Jurgen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Jurgen 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." Jurgen 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 Jurgen family
The surname Jurgen 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.
Important Dates for the Jurgen family
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Jurgen 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 Jurgen family (pre 1700)
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Jurgen migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jurgen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Elis Jurgen, who landed in America in 1844 
- G H Jurgen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 
Contemporary Notables of the name Jurgen (post 1700)
- Petrus Jurgen Visser (b. 1989), South African rugby union footballer
- Hans Jurgen Eysenck (b. 1916), German/British psychologist
- Jurgen Van De Walle (b. 1977), Belgian road cyclist
- Jurgen Ruesch (1910-1995), Italian-born, American psychiatrist
- Jurgen Cavens (b. 1978), Belgian footballer
- Jurgen Gothe, prominent Canadian journalist, author, and CBC radio host
- Jurgen H. L. Lorentzen, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Zurich, 1921; Palermo, 1924 
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html