Bager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bager comes from one of the family having worked as a peddler who would travel buying and selling goods for profit. Another source claims the name was derived from the French word bagagier, or baggage-carrier. [1]

Early Origins of the Bager family

The surname Bager was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was Richard le Bagger, who was listed on the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246 and later in Yorkshire in 1297. [2]

Important Dates for the Bager family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bager research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1778 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Bager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bager Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bager have been found, including: Badger, Badge, Bagehot, Baghot, Badghot and others.

Early Notables of the Bager family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bager migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bager, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Bager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Bager, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813 [3]
  • Maria Bager, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [3]

Historic Events for the Bager family

Bismarck
  • Helmut Bäger (1923-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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