Seeger is the surname of various people, including an extended musical family:

* Alan Seeger (1888 – 1916), American poet; brother of Charles
* Charles Seeger (1886 - 1979), musicologist, composer, and teacher; husband of Ruth
* Mike Seeger (b. 1933), American folk musician and folklorist; son of Charles and Ruth
* Peggy Seeger (b. 1935), American folk singer; daughter of Charles and Ruth; also wife of Ewan MacColl and stepmother of Kirsty MacColl
* Pete Seeger (b. 1919), one of the pre-eminent American folk and protest singers of the 20th century; son of Charles
* Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901 - 1953), a modernist composer and an American folk music specialist; wife of Charles
* Tao Rodríguez-Seeger (b. 1972), a contemporary American folk musician; grandson of Pete

Outside the family,
* Al Seeger (b. 1980), a boxer from the United States
* Daniel Seeger (b. c. 1934), defendant in a case on conscription of pacifists
* Hal Seeger (1917 - 2005), an animated cartoon producer and director
* Louis Seeger (1798 - 1865), a German equestrian
* Melanie Seeger (b. 1977), a German race walker.

"Seeger" may also reference either of two legal cases involving the individuals above:
* United States v. Seeger, regarding Daniel Seeger's conscription
* Seeger v. United States, regarding Pete Seeger's refusal to testify in front of HUAC

Other uses:
* Seeger Memorial Junior-Senior High School in West Lebanon, Indiana

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Seeger — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alan Seeger (1888–1916), US amerikanischer Poet Alfred Seeger (* 1927), deutscher Physiker Bernhard Seeger (1927–1990), deutscher Schriftsteller Carl Christian von Seeger (1773–1859), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seeger —   [ siːgə], Pete, eigentlich Peter R. Seeger, amerikanischer Folksänger und Liedermacher, * New York 3. 5. 1919; sammelte Volkslieder, trat mit W. Guthrie sowie den von ihm mitgegründeten Gruppen »Almanac Singers« (1941) und »The Weavers« (1949)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Seeger — Seeger, 1) Christ. Dionysius, Freiherr von S., geb. 1740 in Schöckingen im Württembergischen, trat 1759 in Kriegsdienste u. wurde 1761 als Aufseher bei dem Bauwesen u. der Gärtnerei auf Solitude angestellt; 1768 zum Hauptmann ernannt, erhielt er… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Seeger —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Alan Seeger (1888 1916), poète américain ; Hal Seeger (1917 2005), producteur, réalisateur et scénariste américain ; Pete Seeger… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Seeger — noun 1. United States poet killed in World War I (1888 1916) • Syn: ↑Alan Seeger • Instance Hypernyms: ↑poet 2. United States folk singer who was largely responsible for the interest in folk music in the 1960s (born in 1919) • Syn: ↑Pete Seeger,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seeger — biographical name Peter 1919 Pete Seeger American folksinger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Seeger — This very interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon or Norse Viking origin. It derives from the pre 7th Century personal name saegar , which translates as sea spear . This type of compound baptismal name is one of a group which survived the Norman… …   Surnames reference

  • Seeger — 1. Seger. 2. Herkunftsname zu den Ortsnamen Seeg (Bayern), Seega (Thüringen), Seeger (ehem. Pommern/jetzt Polen) …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • Seeger — /see geuhr/, n. 1. Alan, 1888 1916, U.S. poet. 2. Peter (Pete), born 1919, U.S. folk singer and folklorist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Seeger — Seegerm ⇨Seger …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.