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Sengher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Sengher family

The surname Sengher 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.

Early History of the Sengher family

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Sengher Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Sengher include Senger, Saenger, Singer, Sengher, Sanger, Sang and many more.

Early Notables of the Sengher family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Sengher 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...
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Migration of the Sengher family to the New World and Oceana

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Senghers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Johannes Senger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1734. Hermann Senger came in 1754; while Philip Henrich Seng came in 1747. Numerous bearers of the name arrived in New York City in 1893.

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