Segars History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Segars is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came 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 Segars family
The surname Segars 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 Segars family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Segars 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 Segars History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Segars 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. Segars has been recorded under many different variations, including Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.
Early Notables of the Segars 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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Migration of the Segars family
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 Segars or a variant listed above: John Saker who settled in Maine in 1625; Thomas, Marie and Joe Saker landed in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Saker settled in Virginia in 1653; John Seegar arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.
Contemporary Notables of the name Segars (post 1700) +
- Charles Segars (b. 1963), American media executive from Pittsburgh, CEO of Ovation (U.S. TV channel)
- Martha Segars, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008 
- Joseph Monroe Segars (b. 1938), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde, 1992 
- Simon Anthony Segars (b. 1967), English businessman from Basildon, Essex, Chief Executive Officer of ARM Holdings plc
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
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html