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Dagner Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Degener.

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


Similar surnames: Degner, Karner, Rayner, Damer, Darner, Hagner, Wagner, Dager, Deaner

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Where is the Dagner family from?

You can see how Dagner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dagner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dagner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dagner family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dagner's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Dagner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dagner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dagner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dagner. 30% of Dagner men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Dagner women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dagner were Farm Laborer and School Teacher.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Nurse
    12%
  • School Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dagner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dagner 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Dagner. 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 399 military records available for the last name Dagner. For the veterans among your Dagner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dagner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dagner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dagner in 1963 was 74, and 89 in 2004.

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