is the ancestral home of the Sengur family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames
in the 12th century. Sengur 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 Sengur family
The surname Sengur 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 Sengur family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sengur research.Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1773, 1840, 1680 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Sengur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sengur 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 Sengur include Senger, Saenger, Singer, Sengher, Sanger, Sang and many more.
Early Notables of the Sengur family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Sengur 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 Sengur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sengur family to the New World and Oceana
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 Sengur or a variant listed above: 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.