name meaning and origin
meaning and origin of the name Wager (Wagar, Weeger, for example of various spellings). It is a name within my family tree, and this branch is from Germany but unknown as to the meaning of the name itself.
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My first idea was: WAGNER (carriage maker),a very common German name (rank 7 in Germany), with the N dropped for some reason; but I couldn't find any evidence for this, so let's forget about it.

In my book (Duden, Familiennamen 2004) I did find WAGER, meaning "weigher", somebody in charge of the public weigh-house of a medevial city. The different spellings may have variant reasons, I don't know.

Andy ;—)
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