The distinguished and ancient German surname Urig is derived from the old Germanic personal name
"Ulrich," which is itself derived from the Old High German "uodal," meaning "homeland," and the Germanic "rik," meaning "king." This personal name has been popular in South Germany
, and Austria
since the Middle Ages due to the fame of St. Ulrich, the bishop of Augsburg, Bavaria
, who twice led the defense of his city against Hungarian attacks in the 10th century.
Early Origins of the Urig family
The surname Urig was first found in South Germany
, where this variation of the name is thought to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Conrad Urrici, who was a citizen of Strasbourg in 1498. The young Urig family was instrumental during this formative period, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian culture.
Early History of the Urig family
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Urig Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Uhrig, Urich, Uhrich, Urig, Urick, Uhrick and others.
Early Notables of the Urig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Urig family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Uhrig, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Philadelphia in 1742; Barbara Urich, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1757; Joseph Uhrig, who came to Baltimore in 1835.
Contemporary Notables of the name Urig (post 1700)
- Daryl Urig, American illustrator and painter from Harrison, Ohio