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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.

Kaerg Early Origins



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).

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Kaerg Early History


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Kaerg Early History



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.

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Kaerg Spelling Variations


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Kaerg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Karg, Karger, Kaerg, Kaerger, Karge, Kaerge, Kaergel, Kerg, Kerger, Kergel, Kerge, Karc and many more.

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Kaerg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kaerg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kaerg 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 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.

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