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Degner Name Meaning

North German: variant of Degener.

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


Similar surnames: Degener, Dagner, Hegner, Legner, Denner, Derner, Wegner, Detmer

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Where is the Degner family from?

You can see how Degner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Degner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Degner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Degner family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Degner's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Degner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Degner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Degner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Degner. 35% of Degner men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Degner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Degner were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Degner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Degner 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 843 immigration records available for the last name Degner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Degner. For the veterans among your Degner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Degner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Degner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Degner in 1952 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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