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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.

Egner Early Origins



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.

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Egner Spelling Variations


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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.

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Egner Early History


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Egner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egner research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1738, 1754, 1759, 1779, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Egner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Egner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Egner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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
  • Erhard Egner, who arrived in America in 1777-1783

Egner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William J Egner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Egner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Egner (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Egner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Egner 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 11 July 2016 at 15:44.

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