Show ContentsSegers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Segers 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.

Early Origins of the Segers family

The surname Segers 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.

Early History of the Segers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Segers research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1778 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Segers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Segers Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Segers family (pre 1700)

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

Segers Ranking

In the United States, the name Segers is the 16,360th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Netherlands, the name Segers is ranked the 632nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,885 people with that name. [2]

United States Segers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Segers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Cornelis Segers, who landed in New York in 1642 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. "Most Common Last Names in Netherlands." Forebears,
  3. 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) on Facebook