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

Jager Early Origins



The surname Jager 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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Jager Spelling Variations


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Jager 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 Jager have been found, including: Jagger, Jaggers and others.

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Jager Early History


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Jager Early History



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

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Jager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jager Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jager 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 Jager, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Jager 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.)

Jager 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.)

Jager 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 Jager (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jager (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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Jager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jager 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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