Wagers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wagers family

The surname Wagers was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Wilhelmus and Cecelia held the estates.

Early History of the Wagers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagers research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1709, 1566, 1566, 1560, 1666, 1743, 1656, 1630, 1666, 1664 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Wagers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wagers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wagers have been found, including Wager, Wagar, Wayger, Wage, Waygar, Waiger and others.

Early Notables of the Wagers family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Wager (fl. 1566), English writer of interludes, known only by his works. His son Lewis Wager (fl. 1566), became rector of St. James's, Garlickhithe, on 28 March 1560. Sir Charles Wager (1666-1743), was a British admiral, grandson of John Wager (d. 1656) of...
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Wagers Ranking

In the United States, the name Wagers is the 8,426th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Wagers migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Wagers, or a variant listed above:

Wagers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ellen E. Wagers, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1892
Wagers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • I. J. Wagers, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Denver W. Wagers, aged 26, who landed in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Marguerite Wagers, aged 32, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa, in 1913
  • Arthur Wagers, aged 37, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa, in 1913
  • Adrianus Wagers, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Wagers (post 1700) +

  • Amy Wagers, American associate professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm

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