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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Seng family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Seng is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a singer. The name probably evolved from the German word "sanger," and it indicates that the family has an historical association with the profession of singing ballads.

Seng Early Origins



The surname Seng was first found in the ancient walled city of Noerdlingen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would play a prominent role in Bavarian history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Seng Spelling Variations


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Seng Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Seng include Senger, Saenger, Singer, Sengher, Sanger, Sang and many more.

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Seng Early History


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Seng Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seng research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1773, 1840, 1680 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Seng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seng Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seng Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Seng in this period include Maria Renata Saenger von Mossau (1680-1749), a Bavarian nun executed for heresy, witch craft, apostasy and satanism, one of the...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seng 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Seng or a variant listed above:

Seng Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Henrich Seng arrived in Philadelphia in 1747
  • Philip Henrich Seng, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Philip Seng, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761

Seng Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Jacob Seng came to Texas in 1845
  • Franz Jacob Seng, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Joseph Seng, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Minna Seng, aged 43, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Heinrich Seng, aged 43, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seng (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seng (post 1700)



  • Coleen Seng (b. 1936), American politician, the 50th mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Joe M. Seng (b. 1946), American politician, Iowa State Senator from the 43rd District
  • Coleen Seng (b. 1936), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, 2003-07

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    11. ...

    The Seng Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seng 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 28 January 2016 at 13:05.

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