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

Unger Early Origins



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.

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Unger Spelling Variations


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Unger Spelling Variations



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

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Unger Early History


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Unger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Unger research. Another 277 words (20 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.

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Unger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Unger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Unger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Johan Wolfgang Unger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Andres Unger, aged 50, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Maria Unger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Otilia Unger, who landed in America in 1741
  • ... (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, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1841
  • Ellis Unger, who landed in Mississippi in 1848
  • Anton Unger, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • U. Unger came to San Francisco in 1851
  • William Unger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (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, landed in Chile in 1903

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Unger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Unger (post 1700)



  • Henry Eugene Unger, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Saluda County, 1937-40
  • 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
  • Ester Unger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932
  • Clarissa Unger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2008
  • Algernon R. Unger, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 13th District, 1885-88
  • Albert Eugene Unger, American politician, Representative from New York 8th District, 1894
  • Albert Blogg Unger, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 19th District, 1915
  • Alan F. Unger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Henry W. Unger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932
  • John Ronald II Unger (b. 1969), American Democrat politician, Rhodes scholar; Member of West Virginia State Senate 16th District, 1999-
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Unger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Unger 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 9 February 2016 at 13:52.

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