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Viger Name Meaning

French: status name and occupational name from Old French viguier ‘seigniorial or royal officer responsible for administering justice and collecting state rights’ (from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Viner, Vicker, Lier, Rimer, Tiger, Roger, Fieger, Piper, Vivier

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Where is the Viger family from?

You can see how Viger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Viger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Viger families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Viger family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Viger's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Viger families in 1840.
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What did your Viger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Viger. 24% of Viger men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Viger women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Viger were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Viger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Viger 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 712 immigration records available for the last name Viger. 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 951 military records available for the last name Viger. For the veterans among your Viger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Viger lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Viger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Viger in 1948 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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