Unger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Unger surname comes from the German "ungarn," meaning someone from Hungary (a Magyar).

Early Origins of the Unger family

The surname Unger was first found in Bohemia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society that played a prominent role throughout European history. Bearers of Unger would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Unger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Unger research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1573, 1701, 1776, 1780, 1800, 1837, 1870, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Unger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Unger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Unger, Ungerer, Ungar, Ungarer, Ungare, Ungars, Ungers, Ungert and many more.

Early Notables of the Unger family (pre 1700)

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United States Unger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Unger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Unger, who arrived in Virginia in 1606
Unger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Unger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Johan Wolfgang Unger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Andres Unger, aged 50, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Maria Unger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Otilia Unger, who landed in America in 1741 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Unger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elis Unger, aged 25, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • Ellis Unger, who landed in Mississippi in 1848 [1]
  • Anton Unger, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • U. Unger, who settled in San Francisco in 1851
  • William Unger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Unger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Max Unger, aged 23, who landed in Chile in 1903 [1]

Canada Unger migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Unger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Adam Unger, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • George Unger, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • David Unger, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Unger, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Herman Unger, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Unger (post 1700) +

  • Craig Unger, American journalist and writer
  • Michael Ronald Unger (b. 1943), American award winning newspaper editor and executive
  • Leonard Unger (b. 1917), American Ambassador to China
  • Henry Eugene Unger, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Saluda County, 1937-40 [2]
  • Frank C. Unger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1946; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952 [2]
  • Ester Unger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932 [2]
  • Clarissa Unger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2008 [2]
  • Algernon R. Unger, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 13th District, 1885-88 [2]
  • Albert Eugene Unger, American politician, Representative from New York 8th District, 1894 [2]
  • Albert Blogg Unger, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 19th District, 1915 [2]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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