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Dager Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a variant spelling of Catalan Daguer, from daguer ‘knife smith’.

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

Similar surnames: Ager, Mager, Damer, Wager, Dagen, Eager, Rager, Sager, Darr, Dauer

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Where is the Dager family from?

You can see how Dager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dager families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Dager families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 77% of all the recorded Dager's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dager. 16% of Dager men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Dager women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dager were Machinist and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dager 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 834 immigration records available for the last name Dager. 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 938 military records available for the last name Dager. For the veterans among your Dager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dager lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Dager in 1945 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

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