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The name Jäger comes from one of the family having worked as a person who tends draughthorses.

Jäger Early Origins



The surname Jäger was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jäger Spelling Variations


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Jäger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jäger have been found, including: Jagger, Jaggers and others.

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Jäger Early History


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Jäger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jäger research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1568 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Jäger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jäger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jäger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jäger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Jäger, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Jäger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Baltes Jager, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Wendel Jager, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Christian Jager, who came to New York in 1710
  • Christian Jager, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Catharina Jager, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jäger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Phillip Jager, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Frederick Jager, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Hans Jager, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1833
  • C. Hermann Jager, who came to Texas in 1836
  • Sophie Ernestine Friderike Jager, aged 47, arrived in America in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jäger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Jager, who sailed from Hamburg to Quebec in 1868
  • Frederich Jager, aged 18, arrived in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jäger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jäger (post 1700)



  • Henry Jager, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1921; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1930
  • Robert Jager (b. 1939), American music composer, conductor and educator
  • Gustav Jäger (1832-1917), German naturalist and hygienist, professor at Stuttgart Polytechnic

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Jäger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jäger 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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