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This interesting surname of English origin, is either an occupational name for a singer or chorister, or, a nickname for a person who was always singing. It is derived from the Old English pre 7th Century 'sangere' or 'songere' meaning 'singer'. The name dates back to the late 13th Century, (see below). Further recordings include Thomas le Sanggere (1327) 'The Subsidy Rolls of Somersetshire', and John le Sangere (1327) 'The Subsidy Rolls of Essex'. Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Songer, Sangar, Sangster, etc..

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