This surname ANGERMEIR was originally derived from the Old French personal name 'Angier'. Many of the early names recorded in medieval documents denote noble families but many also indicate migration from the continent during, and in the wake of, the Norman invasion of 1066. There was a constant stream of merchants, workmen and others arriving in England during this time. In 1086 the Record of Great Inquisition of lands of England, their extent, value, ownership and liabilities was made by order of William The Conqueror. It is known as the Domesday book. Early records of the name mention Ansgarus (without surname) who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Angerus de Middleton was documented in County Suffolk in the year 1191. Aunger the Pheliper, 1277, ibid. Robert Aunger of County Somerset, was documented during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). Edward Anger of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. 'Anger de la Strille, a French merchant, prisoner at Dover on May 25th 1564' was recorded in the State Paper of London. Henry Anger and Anne Jones were married at St. Peter's Cornhill London in the year 1702. John Hercy and Mary Aungier were married in London in 1633, and George Angier and Judith Seymour married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in 1702. In many parts of central and western Europe, hereditary surnames began to become fixed at around the 12th century, and have developed and changed slowly over the years. As society became more complex, and such matters as the management of tenure, and in particular the collection of taxes were delegated to special functionaries, it became imperative to distinguish a more complex system of nomenclature to differentiate one individual from another. As early as the year 1100, it was quite common for English people to give French names to their children, and the earliest instances are found among the upper classes, both the clergy and the patrician families. The Norman-French names used were generally the names most commonly used by the Normans, who had introduced them into England during the Norman Invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066.
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