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The surname Seger is an occupational surname; that is, it is derived from the work of the original bearer. In this case it is derived from the occupation of carpenter or miller. The name is derived from the Old German word "sager," which means "sawyer," or a person who saws wood. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Seger Early Origins



The surname Seger was first found in Pomerania, previously composed of the northern German provinces of Brandenburg, Prussia, and Mecklenburg, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in a constantly changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Johann Sager of Luebeck in 1307.

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Seger Spelling Variations


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Seger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sager, Sage, Sagar, Seger, Saeger (Magdeburg and many more.

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Seger Early History


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Seger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seger research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1778 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Seger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Seger, who arrived in Barbados from England in 1654

Seger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Henrig Seger, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Philip Seger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johann Philip and Johann Georg Seger both arrived in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Ulrich Seger arrived in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Ulrigh Seger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Seger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Johann Seger, aged 44, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Adolf Seger, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • Benoit Seger, who arrived in Mississippi in 1857
  • Leo Seger, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frances Seger, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seger (post 1700)



  • Jon Seger, American evolutionary ecologist, and Distinguished Professor of Biology
  • Shea Seger, American singer-songwriter
  • Geno Seger, American voice, stage and television actor
  • George N. Seger (1866-1940), American politician
  • Roberta C. Seger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1996
  • George Nicholas Seger (1866-1940), American Republican politician, Mayor of Passaic, New Jersey, 1911-19; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1923-40
  • Genevieve Seger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944, 1960 (alternate)
  • Francis Seger, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 5th District, 1834-37
  • Edward D. Seger, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colchester, 1939-42
  • David G. Seger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1835
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Seger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seger 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 9 December 2015 at 09:21.

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