Eger Family History
Eger Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Eger (Czech name Cheb) in western Bohemia. German: in some cases an occupational name for a farmer (from Middle High German egen ‘to harrow’). Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Eger in Fehér Heves and Zala counties or in former Nyitra County (now Pohranice in Slovakia). In some cases the name may derive from éger ‘alder’. English: variant of Eager . Norwegian: variant of Eiker .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press