Sagar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Sagar 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 Sagar family

The surname Sagar 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.

Important Dates for the Sagar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sagar research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1778 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Sagar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sagar Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sagar family (pre 1700)

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Sagar migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sagar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ellinor Sagar, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Thomas Sagar, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Thomas Sagar, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
Sagar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Sagar, who arrived in New York in 1798 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sagar (post 1700)

  • Ms. Rebecca Ann Sagar O.B.E.,, British recipient of Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to British foreign policy [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. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018,
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