Brager Family History

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Brager Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so called in eastern Norway, which may have originally derived their name from a river name meaning ‘roaring’, ‘thundering’. South German (Bräger): habitational name for someone from Bräg in Bavaria. Altered spelling of Swiss German Bräg(g)er, a habitational name for someone from Bräg in Toggenburg district.

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

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

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Brager Family Origin

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Brager Family Occupations

What did your Brager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Brager's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brager family was Berry Picker. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brager.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Berry Picker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brager ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brager Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Brager Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brager ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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