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Degener Family History

Degener Name Meaning

North German: from a Low German variant of an old personal name Degenher (see Degenhardt).

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


Similar surnames: Diener, Derner, Dehner, Deremer, Wegener, Degner, Tegeler, Deger

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Where is the Degener family from?

You can see how Degener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Degener family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Degener families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 48 Degener families living in Illinois. This was about 34% of all the recorded Degener's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Degener families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Degener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Degener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Degener. 24% of Degener men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Degener women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Degener were Baker and Housework. .

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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%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Baker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Typist
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Degener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Degener 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Degener. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Degener. For the veterans among your Degener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Degener lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Degener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Degener in 1955 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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