Origins Available: English
In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. St George appeared at that time in the province of Limousin
. It was derived from the ancient personal name
George, which was borne by the popular Saint. It is ultimately Greek in origin and translates as tiller of the soil or farmer.
Early Origins of the St George family
The surname St George was first found in Limousin
, where the family has been traced to the early ages.
Early History of the St George family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St George research.Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1356, 1763, 1784, 1403, 1688, 1724, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1652, 1688 and 1724 are included under the topic Early St George History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
St George Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name St George, including Saint-Georges, Saint-George, de Saint-George, du Saint-George and many more.
Early Notables of the St George family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the St George family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
St George Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr St. George, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
Contemporary Notables of the name St George (post 1700)
- Judith St. George, American author of some forty books, historical fiction, mysteries, adventure, nonfiction and biographies and winner of numerous awards
- Nonnie St. George, award winning Romance Author