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German patronymic such as Egers names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. These surnames were derived from the given name of the father of the first bearer of the name; Egers means "son of Eggert."

Egers Early Origins



The surname Egers was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. This name was quite common in the city of Hamburg.

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Egers Spelling Variations


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Egers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eggers, Egers, Egge, Eggens, Egges, Ecgers, Eggs, Egs, Eggerts, Egging, Eggerding and many more.

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Egers Early History


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Egers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egers research. Another 457 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1751, 1798, 1806 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Egers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Egers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Egers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Julius Eggers, age 39; who arrived in Albany, N.Y. in 1776. Charlotte Eggers settled with her 4 children in Baltimore, Maryland in 1823; E.A. Eggers settled in Philadelphia in 1862.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Egers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Egers (post 1700)



  • John Richard "Jack" Egers (b. 1949), retired Canadian ice hockey right winger, CHL Leading Scorer (1969-1970)

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Egers Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Egers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Egers 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 21 May 2015 at 08:15.

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