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Brager Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so called in eastern Norway which may have derived their name from a river name meaning ‘roaring thundering’. South German (Bräger): see Braeger .

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


Similar surnames: Prager, Rager, Braker, Braeger, Bramer, Bradner, Brugger, Trager

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Where is the Brager family from?

You can see how Brager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brager families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Brager families living in Massachusetts. This was about 67% of all the recorded Brager's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Brager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brager. 24% of Brager men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Brager women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brager were Clerk and Laundress. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Laundress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brager 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 967 immigration records available for the last name Brager. 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 670 military records available for the last name Brager. For the veterans among your Brager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brager lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brager in 1962 was 76, and 83 in 2004.

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