Meaning and Origin of: Egger

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : topographic name for someone who lived on a corner (either a street corner, or the corner of a valley running around a mountain), from an altered form of Eck + the suffix-er, denoting an inhabitant.
  • Dutch and German : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi ‘point (of a sword)’ + heri ‘army’.
  • South German(Swabia) : occupational name for a farmer, from an agent derivative of eggen ‘to harrow’.
  • English : variant of Edgar 1.