I am just starting to help a friend research her DeGeer family. She tells me that the name was changed from GIGGER to DEGEER. Anyone else come across this? My friend's grandfather was WILLIAM A. DEGEER. We figure he was born early 1900s. He married CARRIE MAE LINDSEY. William was supposedly born in Montana and died in Salem, OR. My friend believes her family may have come from Ontario, Canada. Other names she has are Joseph H. GIGGER and Alexander GIGGER. As I stated, we've just started and would appreciate any help or guidance.