Auger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Auger surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Early Origins of the Auger family

The surname Auger was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Auger family

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Auger Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Auger are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Auger include: Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

Early Notables of the Auger family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Auger family to Ireland

Some of the Auger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Auger migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Auger or a variant listed above:

Auger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Auger, who arrived in New England in 1631 [1]
  • Jon Auger, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Jon Auger, who settled in Virginia as early as the year of 1637
  • Nicholas Auger, who arrived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1638 [1]
  • Andrew Auger, who arrived in New England in 1651 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Auger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Friederich Auger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Jacques Auger, who settled in Louisiana in 1756
Auger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Auger, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • J Auger, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Auger migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Auger Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jehan Auger, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Auger, son of Louis and Suzanne, married Péronelle Meusnier, daughter of René and Marguerite, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 30th April 1685 [2]
  • Jean Auger, son of Jean and Louise, married Marie-Charlotte Glory, daughter of Laurent and Jacqueline, in Quebec in 1690 [2]
  • Louis Auger of France, married Antoinette Barabé, daughter of Nicolas and Michelle, in Quebec in 1691 [2]
  • Jean Auger, son of Pierre and Olivier, married Marie-Anne Gautier, daughter of Joseph and Marguerite, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 7th June 1695 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Auger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Julien Auger, son of Michel and Marie, married Louise-Thérèse Petit, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 11th January 1708 [2]
  • René Auger, son of Pierre and Péronelle, married Élisabeth Coutancineau, daughter of Michel and Élisabeth, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 1st September 1710 [2]
  • Joseph Auger, son of Pierre and Péronelle, married Geneviève Gaudin, daughter of Charles and Marie-Madeleine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 10th November 1716 [2]
  • Charles Auger, son of Charles and Madeleine, married Catherine Giguère, daughter of Martin and Marie-Françoise, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 7th May 1719 [2]
  • Louis Auger is recorded in a marriage contract in 1721 in Laneuville, in the province of Québec
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Contemporary Notables of the name Auger (post 1700)

  • Joyce Arleen Auger (1939-1993), American soprano singer
  • Arleen Augér (1939-1993), American opera and classical singer
  • Apollos P. Auger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Genesee County, 1823 [3]
  • Brian Auger (b. 1939), English jazz and rock keyboardist
  • Claudine Auger (b. 1942), French actress best known for her role as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval in the James Bond film Thunderball
  • Pierre Victor Auger (1899-1993), French physicist, eponym of the Pierre Auger Observatory

Citations

  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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