Seager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Seager family

The surname Seager was first found in the province of Wuerttemburg, where the name Seeger was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the Feudal System that became prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Austria and Bavaria, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Seager family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seager research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1740 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Seager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seager Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Seeger, Seagar, Seager, Seagerr, Seagr, Seegers, Seger, Sagar, Saigar, Segger, Sieger, Siegert, Seggert and many more.

Early Notables of the Seager family (pre 1700)

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United States Seager migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seager Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Laurence Seager, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Laurence Seager, aged 17, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Jon Seager, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [1]
Seager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Seager, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [1]
Seager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Seager, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Stephen Seager, who settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802

Canada Seager migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [2]
  • Mr. Jacob Seager U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [2]

Australia Seager migration to Australia +

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

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 [3]
  • Daniel Seager, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849 [4]
  • Daniel Seager, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside" [4]
  • Richard Seager, aged 34, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Hammond" [5]
  • Nelson Seager, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

New Zealand Seager migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Seager Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Seager, (b. 1823), aged 47, British pattern maker travelling from London aboard the ship "Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1870 [6]
  • Mrs. Georgina Seager, (b. 1831), aged 39, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1870 [6]
  • Mr. John Henry Seager, (b. 1849), aged 21, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1870 [6]
  • Miss Emma Seager, (b. 1851), aged 19, British dairymaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1870 [6]
  • Miss Mary Ann Seager, (b. 1855), aged 15, British nursemaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1870 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Seager (post 1700) +

  • Spencer L. Seager, American Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University
  • Kyle Duerr Seager (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball third baseman with the Seattle Mariners
  • Corey Drew Seager (b. 1994), American Major League Baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Henry Rogers Seager (1870-1930), American economist, Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University, President of the American Association for Labor Legislation
  • 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
  • Allan Seager (1906-1968), American novelist and short-story writer
  • Charles Seager (1808-1878), English Orientalist, son of John Seager (1776–1849) of Evesbatch, Worcestershire, rector of Welsh Bicknor, Monmouthshire, from 1808 till his death on 27 May 1849
  • Sara Seager (b. 1971), Canadian astronomer from Toronto, Ontario, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013, Helen B. Warner Prize in 2007 and NSERC Science and Technology Fellowship (1990–1994)
  • Michael Anthony John Seager (b. 1947), former Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Gavin Seager (b. 1978), British racing driver who has raced the #54 pickup since 1998 in the UK Pickup Truck Racing series
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CHEAPSIDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cheapside.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 20th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Willaim Hammond 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamhammond1854.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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