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Eager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Eager came from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Early Origins of the Eager family


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

Early History of the Eager family


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Eager Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eager has been recorded under many different variations, including Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

Early Notables of the Eager family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eager family to Ireland


Some of the Eager family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eager family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eager or a variant listed above:

Eager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Eager, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alex Eager, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Alex Eager, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Eager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Eager, who landed in New England in 1712 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Eager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Joseph Eager, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Robert Eager, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bernard Eager, aged 30, who landed in America in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Eager Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jochim Eager, aged 29, who arrived in Quebec in 1868

Eager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Eager, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm

Eager Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Eager, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Mary Jane Eager, aged 23, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Clara Eager, aged 3, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Eager (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General John Macaulay Eager (1889-1956), American Commanding Officer Italian Service Units at Fort Wadsworth (1944-1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) John Eager. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Eager/John_Macaulay/USA.html
  • Samuel Watkins Eager (1789-1860), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1830-31 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Samuel W. Eager, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1958-60 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Eager, American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 22nd District, 1937; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Eugene Eager, American politician, U.S. Consul in Barmen, 1914-17 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George D. Eager, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Eager 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


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) John Eager. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Eager/John_Macaulay/USA.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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