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Where did the French Gager family come from? What is the French Gager family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gager family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gager family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gager, Gagern, Gagers, Gage, Gages, Gagge, Geiger and many more.
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."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gager research. Another 171 words (12 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.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Gager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Gager Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Gager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Gager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gager 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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