The origins of the name Siggers are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived 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 Siggers family
The surname Siggers 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 Siggers family
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Siggers Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Siggers family name include Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.
Early Notables of the Siggers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Siggers family to Ireland
Some of the Siggers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Siggers family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Siggers surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.