Geger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Geger family
The surname Geger 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."
Early History of the Geger family
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Geger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gager, Gagern, Gagers, Gage, Gages, Gagge, Geiger and many more.
Early Notables of the Geger family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was William Gager (1555-1622), an English jurist, now known for his Latin dramas. He was a nephew of Sir William Cordell, Master of the Rolls. " He proceeded B.A. 4 Dec. 1577, M.A. 5 June 1580, and B.C.L. and D.C.L. 30 June 1589 (Oxford Univ. Reg., Oxford Hist. Soc., ii. iii. 70). Gager soon proved a facile Latin verse writer, and wrote a...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Geger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Geger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century