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

Kerge Early Origins



The surname Kerge 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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Kerge Spelling Variations


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Kerge 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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Kerge Early History


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Kerge Early History



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

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Kerge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kerge 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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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Kerge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerge 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 21 August 2013 at 10:46.

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