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The history of the name Seager begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Sigar which was an Old English personal name.

Seager Early Origins



The surname Seager was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Seager Spelling Variations


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Seager Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Seager has been recorded under many different variations, including Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.

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Seager Early History


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Seager Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seager research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1633, 1693, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Seager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seager Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seager Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Seager or a variant listed above:

Seager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Laurence Seager, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Laurence Seager, aged 17, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Jon Seager, who landed in Virginia in 1643

Seager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Seager, who arrived in Virginia in 1719

Seager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Seager, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Stephen Seager came to Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802

Seager Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Frederick Seager U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers , married with 4 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Jacob Seager U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Seager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Seager, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Daniel Seager arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Daniel Seager, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • Richard Seager, aged 34, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Hammond"
  • Nelson Seager, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Seager Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Seager, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • William Seager, aged 24, a gardener, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seager (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seager (post 1700)



  • Roger Seager (b. 1926), American college administrator, who was a member of the American Association of Scholastic Administrators and the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges
  • Henry Rogers Seager (1870-1930), American economist
  • Allan Seager (1906-1968), American novelist and short-story writer
  • Sir William Henry Seager (1862-1941), Welsh shipping magnate and Liberal Party politician
  • Sara Seager (b. 1971), Canadian-American astronomer
  • Samantha Seager (b. 1974), British actress
  • 1st Baron Leighton Seager CBE (1896-1963), Welsh shipping magnate
  • Lieutenant-General Edward Seager CB (1812-1883), British Army officer who served in the Crimean War and in the Indian Mutiny

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Seager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seager Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 13 June 2016 at 11:31.

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