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Tegner Family History

Tegner Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Regner, Egner, Hegner, Gegner, Tenner, Segner, Tigner, Tener, Wegner

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Where is the Tegner family from?

You can see how Tegner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tegner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Tegner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Tegner family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Tegner's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Tegner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tegner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tegner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tegner. 23% of Tegner men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Tegner women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Labor
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Tegner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tegner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tegner 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Tegner. 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 400 military records available for the last name Tegner. For the veterans among your Tegner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tegner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Tegner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tegner in 1962 was 73, and 90 in 2002.

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