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Egar Family History

Egar Name Meaning

see Eager .

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


Similar surnames: Eger, Edgar, Segar, Agar, Zegar, Egan, Eagar, Bear, Gal, Omar

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Where is the Egar family from?

You can see how Egar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Egar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Egar families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Egar families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Egar's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Egar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Egar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Egar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Egar. 20% of Egar men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Egar women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Egar were Mechanic and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Egar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Egar 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Egar. 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 549 military records available for the last name Egar. For the veterans among your Egar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Egar lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Egar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Egar in 1965 was 67, and 85 in 2003.

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