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Where did the German Koger family come from? What is the German Koger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Koger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Koger family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kegel, Kegler, Koegel, Kogel, Koegler, Kegele, Kegeler, Koegele, Kogele, Koegeler, Keghel and many more.

First found in Pomerania, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Alvericus Keghel of Hamburg (c.1293,) and Eler der Kegheler of Bremen (c.1405).


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koger research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1738, 1757, and 1805 are included under the topic Early Koger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 38 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Koger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Nicklaus Koger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732

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  • Kevin Jamaal Koger (b. 1989), American former NFL football tight end, current assistant offensive coach at The University of Tennessee
  • Gregory Koger, American political scientist who specializes in the study of filibustering and obstructionism in American legislative bodies
  • Alan Koger (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • William Koger (b. 1962), American professional football player


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  7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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The Koger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koger 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.

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