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Adger Family History

Adger Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Edgar.

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


Similar surnames: Edger, Ager, Algee, Eger, Anger, Auger, Alger, Dyer, Agner, Auge

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Where is the Adger family from?

You can see how Adger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Adger families living in South Carolina. This was about 83% of all the recorded Adger's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Adger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adger. 34% of Adger men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Adger women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adger were Porter and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Porter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    26%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Servant
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Adger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 489 immigration records available for the last name Adger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 659 military records available for the last name Adger. For the veterans among your Adger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Adger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Adger in 1953 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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