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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Egg"er
One who gathers eggs; an eggler.

Etymology: See Egg (n.)

noun Egg"er
One who eggs or incites.

Etymology: See Egg (v. t.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adults; larvae feed on tree foliage and spin egg-shaped cocoons

egg +‎ -er

  1. One who gathers eggs.


  1. Any of various species of moth, especially the oak egger-moth, Bombyx quercus.


  1. Any of various species of moth, especially the oak egger-moth, Bombyx quercus.

egg (“encourage, incite”) +‎ -er

  1. One who eggs or incites.

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Egger

    Joseph Egger was an actor. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1965. Joseph was born on February 22nd, 1889 in Donawitz, Styria, Austria-Hungary. He breathed his last breath on August 29th, 1966.


    Crystal Egger is a meteorologist and meteorology. She was most active from 2004 to 2004.


    Wolfgang was born on February 13th, 1963.


    Paul was born on November 26th, 1916 in Mautern in Steiermark. They breathed their last breath on July 12th, 2007.


    Reinhard was born on December 11th, 1905 in Klagenfurt. They left this life on June 10th, 1987.



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    Popularity of Egger as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Egger U.S.
      White 93.52% 64.26%
      African American 0.48% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.27% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Egger

    People with the last name Egger are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Egger

    • How Popular is the name Egger? As a last name Egger was the 9,728th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Egger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Egger is Wednesday, June 8th, 1881.
    • How unique is the name Egger? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Egger. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Egger: Your name in reverse order is Regge. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ggeer. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Egger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,334 people with the last name Egger.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Egger? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Egger as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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