Seagar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Seagar has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name for the son of Sigar which was an Old English personal name. One source claims the name was Norman in origin from Segre in Anjou. 
Early Origins of the Seagar family
The surname Seagar was first found in Devon, where the name was first listed as Sagar and Segarus in the Domesday Book of 1086.  Later, Galfridus filius Seger was listed in 1222, again in Devon. Over in Dorset, Walter Sagar was listed there in the Pipe Rolls of 1195. John Seger was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Norfolk.  The same source lists: Henry filius Sigar in Cambridgeshire; and William Siger in Norfolk. 
Kirby's Quest lists John Seger in Somerset, 1 Edward III (in the first year of Edward III's reign.) 
Early History of the Seagar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seagar research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1549, 1563, 1557, 1564, 1633, 1693, 1768, 1681, 1667 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Seagar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Seagar Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Seagar include Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.
Early Notables of the Seagar family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Francis Segar or Seagar ( fl. 1549-1563), an English translator and poet, "whose name, variously spelt, is that of an old Devonshire family, was probably the 'Francis Nycholson, alias Seagar,' who was made free of the Stationers' Company on 24 Sept. 1557. 
Sir William Segar (c.1564-1633), was an English portrait painter and Garter King-of-Arms to the court...
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Seagar migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Seagar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Seagar, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1637 
Seagar migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Seagar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Seagar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 
Related Stories +
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm