Egerer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient roots of the Egerer family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Egerer was a local name, for someone who lived by the river Eger, located near Bopfingen or in the city of Egerer in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Egerer family
The surname Egerer was first found in Bavaria, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. There is a river named Eger which flows by Bopfingen, a town of Egern near Rottach, and a city Egerer in Bavaria.
Early History of the Egerer family
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Egerer Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Egerer include Eger, Egerer, Egere, Egermann, Egerman, Egern and others.
Early Notables of the Egerer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egerer family
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Egerer surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Bernard Eger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. Emila Eger arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1772; Jacob Eger arrived in Philadelphia in 1738.
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