Alger Name Meaning

English: from one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar ‘noble spear’ (Old English Æ{dh}elgar), Albgar ‘elf spear’ (Old English Ælfgar), and Aldgar ‘old spear’ (Old English (E)aldgar). The Continental Germanic forms were brought to England from France by the Normans. Compare the French cognate Auger. In Norfolk and northern England, the source is probably the Old Norse name Álfgeirr ‘elf spear’. The modern English surname is found mainly in East Anglia. German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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Alger Family Origin

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Alger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Alger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Alger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alger. A less common occupation for the Alger family was Carpenter.

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Alger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Alger in 1943 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alger

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