Karg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Karg family

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).

Important Dates for the Karg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karg research. Another 379 words (27 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Karg family (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.

Karg migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Karg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Jacob Karg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Joseph Karg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Martin Karg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Michael Karg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Carl Wilhelm Karg, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Daniel Karg, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Karg (post 1700)

  • Don Karg, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 4th District, 2004 [2]
  • 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

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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