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Ager Family History

Ager Name Meaning

English (mainly Essex): variant of Alger. French: from an Old French personal name of Germanic origin, Adigari, equivalent to English Edgar. Danish: habitational name from any of several places called Ager, meaning ‘plowed land’.

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

Similar surnames: Alger, Anger, Sager, Auger, Eger, Agar, Rager, Gager, Hager, Cager

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Where is the Ager family from?

You can see how Ager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ager families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Ager families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ager's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ager. 21% of Ager men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Ager women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ager were Proprietor and Cook.

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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
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Ager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ager 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ager. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Ager. For the veterans among your Ager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ager lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ager in 1942 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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