A German and Dutch surname, Egger comes from the German terms ‘agi’ and ‘heri’ which mean the sword of an army. Spelling variations for Egger include Ecger, Eggen, Egen, Egg, Egener and Eggerer. Egger families have been concentrated over the centuries in the countries of Switzerland, Germany and Austria. In England there are few individuals with the Egger name, most live in the city of London or in Warwickshire. Within the United States Egger families primarily live in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Iowa and California. Famous: Emile Egger (a 19th century French scholar), Joseph Egger (actor from Austria), Hubert Egger (renown cross country skier from Germany), Jolanda Egger (an actress and model from Switzerland) and Urs Egger (a television and movie film director originally from Switzerland).