Eggers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

German patronymic such as Eggers 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; Eggers means "son of Eggert."

Early Origins of the Eggers family

The surname Eggers 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.

Important Dates for the Eggers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggers research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1751, 1798, 1806 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Eggers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eggers Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Eggers family (pre 1700)

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Eggers migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eggers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Julius Eggers, age 39, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1776
  • Johann Eggers, who landed in America in 1778 [1]
  • Julius Eggers, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
  • Georg Eggers, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [1]
  • Heinrich Eggers, who arrived in Long Island in 1781 [1]
Eggers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charlotte Eggers settled with her 4 children in Baltimore, Maryland in 1823
  • J. C. Eggers, age 37, settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1823
  • Bernh Eggers, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • G A Eggers, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Henry Eggers, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eggers migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eggers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Eggers, aged 34, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Eggers (post 1700)

  • William "Bill" Eggers (b. 1967), American writer and government consultant
  • Otto Reinhold Eggers (1882-1964), American architect, co-founder of the firm Eggers & Higgins, New York
  • Graydon Poe Eggers Sr. (1903-1994), American first head football coach for the Appalachian State Mountaineers
  • Frank Hague Eggers (1901-1954), American attorney, jurist, and Democratic Party politician, 31st Mayor of Jersey City (1947-1949)
  • Dave Eggers (b. 1970), American writer, editor, and publisher, known for the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Paul Walter Eggers (1919-2013), prominent Texas lawyer and politician
  • Alfred John Eggers Jr. (1922-2006), American founder of the American Institute for Aerospace and Astronautics
  • Sergeant Alan Louis Eggers (1895-1968), United States Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions
  • Melvin Arnold Eggers (1916-1994), Chancellor of the University of Syracuse from 1971 to 1991
  • Kurt Eggers (1905-1943), German writer, poet, songwriter, and playwright
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Eggers family

Bismarck
  • Heinrich Eggers (1920-1941), German Fähnrich (B) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
  • Willi Eggers (1920-1941), German Sanitätsgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

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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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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