Egger Family History
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Egger Name Meaning
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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press