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The colorful history of the German region of Silesia provides the setting for oldest origins of the Karg family surname. The name Karg 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.

Karg Early Origins



The surname Karg 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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Karg Spelling Variations


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Karg 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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Karg Early History


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Karg Early History



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

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Karg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karg 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:

Karg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Karg, who came to Philadelphia in 1751
  • Jacob Karg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Joseph Karg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Martin Karg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Michael Karg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Karg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Karg, who landed in Maryland in 1830
  • Carl Wilhelm Karg, who landed in New York, NY in 1851
  • Daniel Karg, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karg (post 1700)



  • Don Karg, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 4th District, 2004
  • Christiane Karg (b. 1980), German multiple award winning soprano opera singer
  • Sigfrid Karg -Elert (1877-1933), German composer, best known for his compositions for organ and harmonium
  • Diego Karg (b. 1990), Dutch professional footballer
  • Morné Karg (b. 1977), Namibian cricketer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

    The Karg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karg 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 6 October 2015 at 13:26.

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