Last name origins & meanings:
- Origin uncertain; probably Dutch or North German. It could be a
habitational name from a village in the Rhineland called Epgert. Early
American spellings include Apgard, Ebcher,
Aepjer, and Apker. See also Absher.
- Sergeant Peter Apgar served in the Hunterdon Co., NJ, militia in
the American Revolutionary War.
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