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The name Augur was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Augur Early Origins



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

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Augur Spelling Variations


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Augur Spelling Variations



Augur has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

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Augur Early History


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Augur Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Augur research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Augur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Augur Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Augur Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Augur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Augur In Ireland


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Augur In Ireland



Some of the Augur family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Augurs to arrive on North American shores:

Augur Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Augur, who landed in New Haven, Conn in 1643
  • Andrew Augur, who arrived in New England in 1651
  • William Augur, who landed in Massachusetts in 1659
  • Robert Augur, who arrived in Connecticut in 1668

Augur Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Augur landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Augur (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Augur (post 1700)



  • Hezekiah Augur (1791-1858), American self-taught sculptor and inventor, perhaps best known for his bust of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Ellsworth ( c. 1837); he learned his trade by carving table legs and other furniture ornaments
  • Helen Augur (b. 1969), American journalist and historical writer
  • Major General Christopher Columbus Augur (1821-1898), American military officer during the American Civil War
  • Brigadier-General Wayland Bixby Augur (1894-1982), American Commanding Officer, Combat Command B, 13th Armored Division (1944-1946)
  • John Augur, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1820
  • George Henry Augur (1898-1953), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from North Branford, 1939-42
  • Edwin Prosper Augur (1847-1925), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1886, 1888, 1896
  • Charles Pierson Augur (1849-1932), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbridge, 1910
  • Charles Parmelee Augur (1857-1919), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middlefield, 1911-12
  • Alfred Henry Augur (1855-1933), American Republican politician, Elected Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middlefield 1906

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Augur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Augur Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 April 2016 at 13:26.

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