1) The dialect equivalent of ‘sawyer’.

c.1360 pro duobus saghers 12d, York. It was responsible for many by-names and the surnames Sagar and Sager, common in the Bradford/Colne area: 1317-25 Philip Sarrator, Stanley

Philip le Sagher, Stanley

1379 Willelmus Sagher, sagher, Beamsley

1590 the searchers of cowpers and the saigers shalbe called into this court, York.

spellings sagher
dates 1317-1325 1360 1379 1590

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