Meaning and Origin of: Egert

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Bavaria and Austria) : from Middle High Germanegerte ‘fallow (land)’; a topographic name for someone who lived near land taken out of production, or a status name for someone who owned such a plot of land.
  • German : from the old German personal name Eckhart (see Eckert).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : unexplained; perhaps an adoption of 2.