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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.

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Segers research. Another 341 words (24 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.

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Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Segers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

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The Segers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Segers 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.

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