The name Seegar was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes 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
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)
Early Origins of the Seegar family
The surname Seegar was first found in Devon
, where the name was first listed as Sagar and Segarus in the Domesday Book
of 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The same source lists: Henry filius Sigar in Cambridgeshire; and William Siger in Norfolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Kirby's Quest lists John Seger in Somerset, 1 Edward III (in the first year of Edward III's reign.) CITATION[CLOSE]
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.
Early History of the Seegar family
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Seegar Spelling Variations
Seegar has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Seegar have been found, including Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.
Early Notables of the Seegar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seegar family to Ireland
Some of the Seegar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Seegar family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Seegars to arrive on North American shores:
Seegar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Seegar, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Seegar (post 1700)
- Sara Seegar Stone (1914-1990), American actress, best remembered for her role as "Mrs. Wilson" on the 1963 season of Dennis the Menace