Show ContentsEgner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Egner family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Egner surname, 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 Egner family

The surname Egner 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 Egner family

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Egner Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Egner include Eger, Egerer, Egere, Egermann, Egerman, Egern and others.

Early Notables of the Egner family (pre 1700)

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United States Egner migration to the United States +

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 Egner surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Egner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Egner, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Erhard Egner, who arrived in America in 1777-1783 [1]
Egner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William J Egner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Egner (post 1700) +

  • Fritz Egner (b. 1949), German broadcaster, from Munich
  • Marie Egner (1850-1940), Austrian painter

  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) on Facebook