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Hager Family History

Hager Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + hari, heri ‘army’.from a Germanic personal name, Hadugar, composed of the elements hadu- ‘combat’, ‘strife’ + gari, from garwa ‘ready’, ‘eager’.German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure, Middle High German hac.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a thin man, from Middle High German, German hager ‘thin’, ‘gaunt’.English: occupational name for a woodcutter, from an agent derivative of Middle English haggen ‘to cut or chop’. RW, admEntry re-organized.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hager Families

  • Number of Hager families
     141 - 280
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hager families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hager families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hager Family Origin

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Hager Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hager

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Hager Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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