Badger Family History

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Badger Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Badger, probably from an unattested Old English personal name Bæcg + Old English ofer ‘ridge’. occupational name for a maker of bags (see Bagge 1) or for a peddler who carried his wares about with him in a bag. It is unlikely that the surname has anything to do with the animal (see Brock 2), which was not known by this name until the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Burger, Bradner, Bolger, Balmer, Ranger, Manger, Gager, Barber

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Badger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Badger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Badger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Badger Family Origin

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Badger Family Occupations

What did your Badger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Badger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Badger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Badger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Badger.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Badger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Badger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Badger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Badger. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Badger. For the veterans among your Badger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Badger Life Expectancy

What is the average Badger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Badger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Badger in 1953 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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