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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Saenger family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Saenger is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a singer. The name probably evolved from the German word "sanger," and it indicates that the family has an historical association with the profession of singing ballads.

Saenger Early Origins



The surname Saenger was first found in the ancient walled city of Noerdlingen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would play a prominent role in Bavarian history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Saenger Spelling Variations


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Saenger Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Saenger include Senger, Saenger, Singer, Sengher, Sanger, Sang and many more.

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Saenger Early History


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Saenger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saenger research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1773, 1840, 1680 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Saenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Saenger in this period include Maria Renata Saenger von Mossau (1680-1749), a Bavarian nun executed for heresy, witch craft, apostasy and satanism, one of the...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saenger Notables 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Saenger or a variant listed above:

Saenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Caspar Saenger, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Johanna Saenger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mr. Saenger, who arrived in New Jersey in 1854
  • August Saenger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Christ J Saenger, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Saenger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leopold Saenger, aged 44, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Alfred Saenger, aged 50, who arrived in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1910
  • Mrs. Alfred Saenger, aged 43, who arrived in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1910
  • Paul Saenger, aged 27, who arrived in America from Leipzig, Germany, in 1910
  • Oscar Saenger, aged 43, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saenger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saenger (post 1700)



  • Dr. Eugene Saenger (1917-2007), American university professor and physician
  • Julian and Abel Saenger, American pharmacists and founders of the Saenger Theatres throughout the United States in the early twentieth century
  • Wolfram Saenger (b. 1939), German biochemist and protein crystallographer
  • Max Sänger (1853-1903), German obstetrician and gynecologist
  • Willi Sänger (1894-1944), German Communist and resistance fighter who was executed
  • Carsten Sänger (b. 1962), German former footballer who played from 1980 to 1999 and managed from 1997 to 2010
  • Eugen Sänger (1905-1964), Austrian aerospace engineer best known for his contributions to lifting body and ramjet technology, eponym of the Saenger lunar crater

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Saenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saenger 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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