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Where did the German Egers family come from? What is the German Egers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Egers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Egers family history?

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."


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

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.


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.


Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Egers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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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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.

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