Gager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gager family

The surname Gager was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. The name is derived from the occupational name for a player on the fiddle, from the word "geige" meaning "fiddle."

Important Dates for the Gager family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gager research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1685, 1774, 1854, 1555 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Gager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gager Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gager, Gagern, Gagers, Gage, Gages, Gagge, Geiger and many more.

Early Notables of the Gager family (pre 1700)

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Gager migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Gager, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
Gager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John B Gager, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • Felix Gager, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • James H Gager, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [1]
  • Michael Gager, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • W Gager, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gager migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gager Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Noah Gager, who landed in Canada in 1836

Gager migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Gager (post 1700)

  • Samuel R. Gager (1763-1835), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sharon, 1821-22, 1829 [3]
  • Samuel Austin Gager (1803-1846), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bozrah, 1839 [3]
  • Samuel Gager (1775-1855), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bozrah, 1824, 1826 [3]
  • John J. Gager, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bozrah, 1893-94 [3]
  • Herman Arod Gager (1859-1923), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Franklin, 1919-20 [3]
  • Harry Andrews Gager (1883-1929), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924 [3]
  • Benjamin A. Gager, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Somers; Elected 1920 [3]
  • Herbert Gager (b. 1969), retired Austrian international football defender
  • John Goodrich Gager Jr. (b. 1937), retired Professor of Religion at Princeton University
  • Amos Gager Throop (1811-1894), American businessman and politician in Chicago, Illinois, eponym of Throop Peak

Historic Events for the Gager family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Roy Arthur Gager, American Seaman Second Class from Kansas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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