Early Origins of the Zengern family
Saxony, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Jacob Zengerlin from the Allgaeu region of southern Bavaria in 1250. In Old German the name meant "lively" and "spritely," or more literally, "a biting, sharp taste."
Early History of the Zengern family
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Zengern Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Zeng, Zenge, Zenger, Zengerle, Zengern, Zengl, Zengel, Zaengel, Zange, Zanger and many more.
Early Notables of the Zengern family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zengern family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Zenger, who came to Carolina between 1733-35 with his wife and child; Jerg Zeng came to Philadelphia in 1727; Ignatius Zengerle arrived in Philadelphia in 1768..
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