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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Sager was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Sigar which was an Old English personal name.
The surname Sager was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Sager include Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sager research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1633, 1693, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Sager History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Sager were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Sager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Sager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Sager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Sager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Sager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sager 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 26 October 2015 at 10:37.