The surname Sagir 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 Sagir family
The surname Sagir 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 Sagir family
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Sagir Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sager, Sage, Sagar, Seger, Saeger (Magdeburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Sagir family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sagir family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Sagar, who came to Pennsylvania in 1682. A dozen bearers of the name Sager arrived in Philadelphia in 1773; among them Johan Nicholas Sager and Samuel Sager. A number of bearers of the name Sage arrived in the 1850's in San Francisco, among them Francis Sage. Of the southern German variation Seger, the first to arrive in the New World was John Seger, who arrived in Barbados from England
in 1654. Johann Philip and Johann Georg Seger both arrived in Philadelphia in 1737.