Augier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Augier is derived from the French 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 Augier family
The surname Augier was first found in Provence, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
This ancient family emerged in the region of the Rhône Valley around the 9th century. The first record of this noble family of France was found in the ancient cartulary of the Abbey of Beaulieu, in the province of Limousin in 897, and in the "Recueil des actes de Charles III le Simple" 879-929, in the year of 899. There exists also an earlier record dating from the year of 792, and is mentioned in "Regesta Alsatiae aevi Merovingici et Karolini".
The family grew and established branches in the provinces of Berry, to the south of Paris, Normandy, Champagne, and Dauphiné, where they flourished into the 1500's when a few of the aristocratic branches became extinct. In subsequent years they were found in Dauphiné from medieval times and as late as 1560.
Early History of the Augier family
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Augier 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 Augier family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was Eustache Dauger de Cavoye (1637?-1703), the name given for the Man in the Iron Mask (French: L'Homme au Masque de Fer), he spent 34 years in...
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Migration of the Augier family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Augier (post 1700) +
- Jean-Baptiste Augier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Guillame Victor Emile Augier (1820-1889), French dramatist
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