Anger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Anger reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Anger family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Anger family lived in the area of Angers, Anjou France and is found there in charters in the Latinized form of Angevinus. [1]

Early Origins of the Anger family

The surname Anger was first found in Essex, where Osmond Angevines held estates in 1086. He and Wido Angevines were ancestors of a family which continued through to at least 1202 in the area. By 1165, some of the family had spread to Oxford, Surrey, York, and Norfolk. [2]

Lefuine Anger was listed in Suffolk in 1095 and Willelmus Angeri was recorded in Warwickshire in 1197. William filius Aunger was listed in Cambridgeshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [3]

Important Dates for the Anger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anger research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1273, 1273, 1280, 1300, 1500, 1702, 1605, 1677, 1639, 1713, 1660, 1640, 1677, 1669, 1677, 1558, 1632, 1655, 1632, 1700, 1677, 1706, 1640 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Anger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anger Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Anger, Angier, Aunger, Angeri, Angear, Ainger and many more.

Early Notables of the Anger family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Lefuine Anger, a prominent 11th century landholder in Suffolk; John Angier (1605-1677), an English nonconformist minister; and his nephew, Samuel...
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Migration of the Anger family to Ireland

Some of the Anger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Anger migration to the United States

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Anger name or one of its variants:

Anger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Anger, who sailed to South Carolina in 1681
  • Nicolas Anger, who settled in the province of Québec, in Pointes-aux-Trembles, by the year of 1685
Anger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Anger, who settled in Virginia in the year of 1723
  • Elizabeth Anger to Virginia in 1723
  • Nicolas Anger to Philadelphia in 1736
  • Nicholas Anger to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736
  • George Anger to Philadelphia in 1754
Anger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R Anger, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • Marie Anger, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [4]
  • Frederick Jonathan Anger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [4]

Anger migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Anger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Private August Anger, U.E., aka "Augustus", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1760) born in Germany, was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started, who settled in Moulton Township [Moulton, Haldimand County], Upper Canada c. 1783 enlisted in December, 1777. Was part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment, married Rosanna Buck in Wyoming, Pennsylvania they had 6 children [5]
  • Private John Charles Anger, U.E., aka "Charles", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1736), was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started, who settled in Bertie Township, Welland County, [Fort Erie], Ontario c. 1783 enlisted in 1777. Was part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment was discharged on June 24, 1784, later died on February 27, 1813 buried at Coloured Cemetery, Bertie Township, Welland County, Ontario [5]
  • Private Frederick Anger, Jr., U.E., United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1766), was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started, who settled in Bertie Township, Welland County, [Fort Erie], Ontario c. 1783 enlisted in 1783 part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment, married Mary Magdalen Windecker, they had 12 children [5]
  • Private George Frederick Anger, Sr., U.E., United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1721) born in Germany, was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started, who settled in Bertie Township, Welland County, [Fort Erie], Ontario c. 1783 enlisted in 1777 part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment, died in March, 1813 [5]
Anger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • August Anger, who settled in Moulton, Ontario
  • Charles Anger, who settled in Bertie, Ontario
  • Leonard Anger was recorded in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872
  • Daniel Anger was living in Haldimand County, Ontario in 1877

Anger migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Anger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Anger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avon" in 1860
  • G. Anger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anazi" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Anger (post 1700)

  • Matt Anger (b. 1963), American tennis player
  • Hal Anger (1920-2005), American scientist, inventor of the Anger camera
  • Darol Anger (b. 1953), American violinist
  • Charles Anger, distinguished American educator
  • Kenneth Anger (b. 1927), American underground, avant-garde film-maker
  • Harry L. Anger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924 [6]
  • Jane Anger (b. 1598), English author
  • Staffan Anger (b. 1943), Swedish politician
  • Roger Anger (d. 2008), French architect
  • Per Anger (1913-2002), Swedish diplomat
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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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