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From: "hydele-1" <>
Subject: AGER, AUGER and ALGER ancestral names.
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 10:02:47 +0300
Thanks for drawing attention to the ALGER, AUGER names and I have some
questions I hope someone will be able to answer.
I am researching the AGER which I'm guessing is a another variant. I have an
AGER family living in Terling around the 1750 where James AGER and his wife
Jane (TODD) had several children.
My questions concern the variants.
1 Were the variants interchangeable - i.e.
i Could one person be Ager in some records and Auger in others?
ii Could a family be AGER in one village and AUGER or ALGER in another?
The James I am looking for seems to have been born elsewhere than Terling.
Could he be recorded as Auger in another parish?
2 Is there any historical split between the names - say one branch be
Auger another Ager another Alger?
3 Are these variants different orthographic renderings of a common
If any one can come up with answers, I would appreciate it.