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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.

Jurgen Early Origins



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.

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Jurgen Early History


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Jurgen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jurgen research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1471, 1559, 1588, 1715, 1810, 1811, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Jurgen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jurgen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Jurgen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jurgen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jurgen 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:

Jurgen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elis Jurgen, who landed in America in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • G H Jurgen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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