personal name Auger, which is itself derived from the Old German name Adalgarius, which means noble spear. Patronymic surnames, which are a type of hereditary surname, arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne (742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin and often have cognates in other European countries.
Early Origins of the Augereaux family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Augereaux family
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Augereaux Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Auger, Augier, Augey, Augay, Auget, Auge, Augeais, Augger, Auggier, Auggey, Auggay, Augget, Auggeais, d'Auger, d'Augier, d'Augey, d'Augay, d'Auget, d'Augeais, Dauger, Daugier, Daugey, Daugay, Dauget, Daugeais, Augereau, d'Augereau and many more.
Early Notables of the Augereaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Augereaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jon Auger settled in Virginia as early as the year of 1637; Adam Auger settled in America in 1699; Jacques Auger settled in Louisiana in 1756; Louis Auger is recorded in a marriage contract in 1721 in Laneuville, in the province of Qué.
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