lager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The prestigious French surname lager is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The surname lager is derived from the Old German personal name Leodegar, meaning people spear.

Early Origins of the lager family

The surname lager was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France

Important Dates for the lager family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lager research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1615, 1631, 1640, 1652, 1684, 1686, 1734, and 1766 are included under the topic Early lager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lager Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leger, Léger, Liogier, Légier, Legier, Legerat, Légerat, Legeret, Légeret, Legeron, Légeron, Legere and many more.

Early Notables of the lager family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Antoine I Léger, a theologian born in 1594. Antoine II, his son, was a protestant pastor. Born in Geneva in 1652, Antoine II was pastor at a parish in the country around Geneva, and in 1684 he became the town pastor. In 1686 he was named professor of philosophy, and was successful in this career for twenty-four years. Michel Léger, his son, was also a successful...
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lager migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catharine Lager, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Diedrich Lager, aged 31, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Herman Lager, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Herman Lager, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Lager, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name lager (post 1700)

  • Mildred Mathilda Lager (1900-1960), American pioneer of natural foods and health food who founded the store The House of Better Living in the height of the Great Depression
  • Brad Ronald Lager (b. 1975), American Republican politician, Member of the Missouri Senate (2007-) [2]
  • Brad Lager, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 2012 [3]
  • Karl Fritjof Lager (1905-1973), Swedish communist politician
  • Hans Lager (b. 1952), Swedish modern pentathlete who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Gunnar Lager (1888-1960), Swedish rower who competed at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Bengt Lager (b. 1951), Swedish modern pentathlete who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2014, February 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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