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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Senger family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Senger 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.

Senger Early Origins



The surname Senger 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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Senger Spelling Variations


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Senger Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Senger include Senger, Saenger, Singer, Sengher, Sanger, Sang and many more.

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Senger Early History


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Senger Early History



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

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Senger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Senger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Senger 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 Senger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Senger surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Senger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Senger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1734
  • Johannes Senger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Hermann Senger arrived in Philadelphia in 1754

Senger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cath Senger, who landed in America in 1837
  • Christian Senger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Franz Fr Senger, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Philipp Senger, who landed in New York in 1850
  • while Elis Senger came to Texas in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Senger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Senger (post 1700)



  • John Michael Senger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1984
  • Ferdinand Maria von Senger (1923-1987), soldier in the German Army
  • Werner Senger, German Olympic gold medalist handballer
  • Dante Senger (b. 1983), Argentine footballer
  • Alexander von Senger (1880-1968), Swiss architect

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

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