The colorful history of the German region of Silesia
provides the setting for oldest origins of the Kaerg family surname. The name Kaerg comes from the Middle High German word "karc," meaning "cunning," or "sly." As such, the surname was most likely originally a nickname
which later became a surname.
Early Origins of the Kaerg family
The surname Kaerg was first found in Silesia
, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation. Ancient chronicles first mention Heinczel Kergel of Prague (c.1321,) Nicolaus Karger of Olmuetz (c.1361,) and Wigund Karge of Hessen (c.1265).
Early History of the Kaerg family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaerg research.Another 757 words (54 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1598, 1723, 1709, 1774, 1813, 1827, 1837, 1841, 1846, 1613, 1614 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Kaerg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kaerg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Karg, Karger, Kaerg, Kaerger, Karge, Kaerge, Kaergel, Kerg, Kerger, Kergel, Kerge, Karc and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaerg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kaerg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Kerger, who settled in New York in 1709; Phillip Karger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741; David Kerger, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1745.