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Early Origins of the Sauers family
The surname Sauers 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 Sauers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauers research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1630, 1648, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Sauers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sauers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sauer, Sauerer, Sour, Sourer, Sauers, Sours, Zauer and many more.
Early Notables of the Sauers family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Sauers were Georg Sauer von Kosiach, who became in 1556 the general of the Croatian border and commander of Carlstadt. His brother was a general... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sauers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sauers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Saur, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1734. Adam Sauer came to Philadelphia in 1731; Henrich Sauer arrived in Philadelphia in 1733.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sauers (post 1700)
- Richard "Doc" Sauers (b. 1930), American former college basketball coach of the University at Albany (1955–1997)
- Isidor Sauers (b. 1948), Austrian-born, American physicist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
- Gene Craig Sauers (b. 1962), American professional PGA golfer