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Barger Family History

Barger Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Berger 1 and in North America (also) an altered form of this. The surname Barger is rare in Germany and the Netherlands. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Barg(e) see Barg . This surname is rare in Germany. French: variant of Berger ‘shepherd’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bargar, Borger, Burger, Berger, Bargen, Barker, Karger, Barge, Barner

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Where is the Barger family from?

You can see how Barger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 49 Barger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Barger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Barger families in 1840.
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What did your Barger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barger. 17% of Barger men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Barger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barger were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Barger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barger. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Barger. For the veterans among your Barger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Barger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Barger in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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