Sager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Sager 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 Sager family

The surname Sager 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 Sager family

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

Sager Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sager family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Sager migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Sager, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
Sager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Barbara Sager, aged 10, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Anna Maria Sager, aged 12, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Samuel Sager, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Christina Barbara Sager, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Johan Christian Sager, aged 2, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Sager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Partricuis Abt Sager, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • John Sager, who landed in America in 1810 [1]
  • Gabriel Sager, who landed in Ohio in 1816 [1]
  • George Sager, who settled in Boston in 1820
  • Simon Sager, who landed in Arkansas in 1839 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Sager migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sager Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Sager U.E., (Johannes, Staats) who settled in Canada c. 1784 one child [2]
Sager Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Sager, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Australia Sager migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Hannah Sager, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sager (post 1700) +

  • Ryan Sager, American political writer
  • Ruth Sager (1918-1997), American geneticist
  • Pony Sager (b. 1847), American baseball player
  • Lawrence Sager, American university dean
  • Craig Sager (b. 1949), American broadcaster
  • Carole Bayer Sager (b. 1947), American lyricist, songwriter, and singer
  • William Frederick Sager (b. 1918), prominent American chemist and educator
  • Edward A. Sager, American politician, Justice of Iowa State Supreme Court, 1937-42 [4]
  • Clarence Sager, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1952 [4]
  • Brian Sager, American politician, Mayor of Woodstock, Illinois, 2007-08 [4]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Sager +

  • 3115 "The Saeger Family" by Elizabeth S. Daniel, "The Sagers Clan" by Ella Sager Swanson.

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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