Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : unexplained.
  • German (also Wäger), Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German wæger ‘weigher’, German Waager, an occupational name for an official responsible for weighing produce, especially produce offered as rent in kind, or for an official in charge of checking weights and measures used by merchants.