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

Karge Early Origins



The surname Karge 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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Karge Spelling Variations


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Karge 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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Karge Early History


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Karge Early History



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

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Karge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Karge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dorothea Sophie Karge, aged 25, landed in America in 1843
  • Elisabeth Karge, who arrived in Texas in 1846

Karge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernestine Karge, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1913
  • Rosalie Karge, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1913
  • Lucie Karge, aged 27, who arrived in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1920
  • Elise Karge, aged 32, who arrived in America from Stuttgart, Germany, in 1922
  • Wilhelm Karge, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karge (post 1700)



  • Albert Karge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1912
  • Joseph Karge (1823-1892), Polish-born, American military officer and educator at Princeton University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Karge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karge 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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