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Wagers Early Origins



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.

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Wagers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wagers Early History


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Wagers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagers research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1709 are included under the topic Early Wagers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wagers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wagers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wagers 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagers (post 1700)


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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

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Wagers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Wagers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagers 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 14 October 2014 at 09:28.

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