Alger Name Meaning

English: from one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar ‘noble spear’ (Old English Æ{dh}elgar), Albgar ‘elf spear’ (Old English Ælfgar), and Aldgar ‘old spear’ (Old English (E)aldgar). The Continental Germanic forms were brought to England from France by the Normans. Compare the French cognate Auger. In Norfolk and northern England, the source is probably the Old Norse name Álfgeirr ‘elf spear’. The modern English surname is found mainly in East Anglia. German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

List of People with Surname Alger

Based on our public records, there are a total of 4,365 people with the surname Alger. Among these people surnamed Alger, there are approximately 403 distinct names, with an average of 10 people who share the same name. John Alger, James Alger and Michael Alger are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Alger, with 122, 100 and 90 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Alger, with a total of 399 people, and there are a total of 204 distinct names among these people. Virginia is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Alger, with a total of 422 people and an average of 193 distinct names.