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.