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Mager is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Mager comes from the Norman given name Mauger. The name indicates one who is the son of Maugier, an Old French personal name, which is derived from the Old Germanic name Malger, which means council spear.

Mager Early Origins



The surname Mager was first found in on the Isle of Guernsey where Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen and uncle of William the Conqueror settled after abdicating his see. There he married Gisella or Guille "without sanction of the Church, he formed an intimacy that resulted in numerous progeny, some of whom took their father's, others their mother's name. 'Hence,' observes a correspondent 'Guilles and Maugers are as plentiful as blackberries on the Channel Islands'"[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
. Sir Mathias Mayer (Mayor), originally a Jerseyman was ancestor of the Majors of Hampshire.

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Mager Spelling Variations


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Mager Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Major, Mauger, Magor, Maior, Mayer, Mayor, Mager and others.

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Mager Early History


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Mager Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mager research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1469, 1550, 1615, 1655 and are included under the topic Early Mager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mager Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mager In Ireland


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Mager In Ireland



Some of the Mager family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mager or a variant listed above:

Mager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Mager who settled in Virginia in 1663

Mager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolaes Mager, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Adam Mager, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738

Mager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles, James, John, and Peter Mager all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Heinrich Mager, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872
  • Jakob Mager, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872
  • Katharina Mager, aged 31, landed in America in 1892

Mager Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Adam Mager, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Christian Mager, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Colberalle Mager, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Mager, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Mager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Mager arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Elizabeth Mager arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Mary Ann Mager arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849

Mager Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Mager, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mager (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mager (post 1700)



  • Victor Mager (b. 1966), Russian lawyer
  • Aviv Mager (b. 1953), Israeli cardiologist
  • Manuela Mager (b. 1962), German two-time silver and bronze medalist figure skater
  • Karl Mager (1810-1858), German educator
  • Georges Mager (1885-1950), French musician, principal trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1919 to 1950

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Mager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mager 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.

This page was last modified on 27 November 2016 at 08:47.

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