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Jaeger Family History

Jaeger Name Meaning
German (mostly Jäger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hunter, Middle High German jeger(e), Middle Low German jeger(e) (agent derivatives of jagen ‘to hunt’); as a Jewish surname, it is mainly ornamental, derived from German Jäger. The surname is also established in Scandinavia (Swedish Jäger; Danish and Norwegian Jæger) and has been Latinized as Venator.

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

367,466 Historical Documents with Jaeger on Ancestry.com
183,259 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,401 Military Records
13,605 Immigration Records
45,742 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Jaeger Families

  • Number of Jaeger families
     161 - 320
     54 - 160
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jaeger families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Jaeger last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jaeger Family Origin

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Jaeger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Jaeger

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Jaeger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Jaeger Civil War Service Records

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