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The name Sänger is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who was a singaere or musician. During the Middle Ages people were identified by the type of work one did and were referred to in this manner. The traveling musician was therefore named the singaere, and was a well known and respected figure in medieval times. He was the main entertainer at fairs and festivals and was also a source of news and idle gossip from the neighboring towns.

Sänger Early Origins



The surname Sänger was first found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was Lucas le Syngere who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296. The same rolls listed William le Syngur one year later in Yorkshire.

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Sänger Spelling Variations


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Sänger Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Sänger include Singer, Singers, Singar and others.

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Sänger Early History


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Sänger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sänger research. Another 350 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1811 are included under the topic Early Sänger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sänger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sänger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sänger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Sänger were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Sänger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Sanger, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638

Sänger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Sanger came to Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Johannes Friedrich Sanger came to Philadelphia in 1743
  • Job Friederich Sanger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Sander Sanger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • J Nickolaus Sanger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sänger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dorothy Sanger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • George Sanger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • John Sanger, aged 41, arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • Joseph Sanger, aged 18, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Lehman Sanger, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sänger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Eleazer Sanger U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Hannah Sanger U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Sänger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Sanger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Barras" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM BARRAS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839WilliamBarrass.gif
  • Maria Sanger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849
  • Maria Sanger, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • George Sanger, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • Eliza Sanger, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sänger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louise Sanger, aged 27, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sänger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sänger (post 1700)



  • Margaret Louise Sanger (1883-1966), American social reformer
  • Stephen Sanger (b. 1946), American businessman, chairman and CEO of General Mills (1995-2007)
  • David E Sanger (b. 1960), American journalist, with The New York Times
  • George Sanger (1825-1911), English showman
  • John Sanger (1816-1889), English circus proprietor and showman
  • Frederick Sanger OM, CH, CBE, FRS (b. 1918), English biochemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1958 and again (jointly) in 1980
  • Ruth Ann Sanger (1918-2001), Australian blood researcher and a co-author of a blood-group manual that helped make transfusions safer
  • David John Sanger (b. 1947), prominent British organist
  • Peter Sanger (b. 1943), Canadian poet and prose writer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelitas vincit
Motto Translation: Fidelity prevails.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM BARRAS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839WilliamBarrass.gif

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. 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.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Sänger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sänger 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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