The surname De jager was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Important Dates for the De jager family
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De jager Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Jager, Jäger, Jagger, Jagerr, Jagers, Jaager, Jägger and many more.
Early Notables of the De jager family (pre 1700)
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De jager migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
De jager Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Berend de Jager, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1902
Bontrial de Jager, aged 22, who landed in America from Balk, Holland, in 1908
Antje de Jager, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Elst, Holland, in 1911
Jacobus de Jager, aged 45, who settled in America from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1911
Ben de Jager, aged 29, who landed in America from The Hague, Holland, in 1912