Sauer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sauer family

The surname Sauer was first found in Austria, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. The family, which originated from the Sau river region, became prominent in local affairs in the Krain, Carinthian, and Styrian regions. Dieteri Galleri was the first to take on this name, and according to chronicles, appeared under the name Caspar Sauer as early as 1313. They branched into many cadet houses which played important roles in the national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Sauer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauer research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1630, 1648, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Sauer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sauer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sauer, Sauerer, Sour, Sourer, Sauers, Sours, Zauer and many more.

Early Notables of the Sauer family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Sauer were Georg Sauer von Kosiach, who became in 1556 the general of the Croatian border and commander of Carlstadt. His brother was a general...
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United States Sauer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sauer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Sauer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Henrich Sauer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Henrich Sauer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Johan Jacob Sauer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1737
  • John William Sauer, aged 17, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Sauer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Sauer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Maria Sauer, who settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1823
  • C Sauer, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Johannes Sauer, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • W Sauer, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Sauer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Otto H Sauer, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1928 [1]

Canada Sauer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sauer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Andrew Sauer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Friederich Sauer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mathias Sauer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Urbanus Sauer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Welhelmina Sauer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Sauer migration to Australia +

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

Sauer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Sauer, aged 35, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sauer (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey Sauer (1943-2017), American ice hockey player and coach
  • Henry John "Hank" Sauer (1917-2001), American Major League Baseball left fielder, nicknamed "The Mayor of Wrigley Field," Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1952
  • Craig Curtis Sauer (b. 1973), American former NFL football player
  • John Edward "Johnny" Sauer (1925-1996), American football player, coach, and broadcaster
  • Louis Edward "Lou" Sauer (b. 1928), American architect and design theorist
  • Billy Sauer (b. 1988), American professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Conrad Frederick Sauer (1866-1927), German American pharmacist, founder of C.F. Sauer Company
  • Kurt Christopher Sauer (b. 1981), American professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • George H. Sauer (1910-1994), American NFL football player, coach, college sports administrator, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame (1954)
  • Martin Sauer (b. 1982), German rowing cox, six-time medalist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Karl Sauer (1917-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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