Show ContentsSaeger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Saeger is an occupational surname; that is, it is derived from the work of the original bearer. In this case it is derived from the occupation of carpenter or miller. The name is derived from the Old German word "sager," which means "sawyer," or a person who saws wood. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Early Origins of the Saeger family

The surname Saeger was first found in Pomerania, previously composed of the northern German provinces of Brandenburg, Prussia, and Mecklenburg, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in a constantly changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Johann Sager of Luebeck in 1307.

Early History of the Saeger family

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Saeger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sager, Sage, Sagar, Seger, Saeger (Magdeburg and many more.

Early Notables of the Saeger family

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United States Saeger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Saeger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicolaus Saeger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1694 [1]
Saeger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Nicholas Saeger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • John Saeger, who arrived in New York in 1789 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Saeger (post 1700) +

  • Richard Saeger, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2004 [2]
  • Henry J. Saeger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860 [2]

  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 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook