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Eger Family History

Eger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Eger (Czech name Cheb) in western Bohemia. German: in some cases an occupational name for a farmer (from Middle High German egen ‘to harrow’). Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Eger in Fehér Heves and Zala counties or in former Nyitra County (now Pohranice in Slovakia). In some cases the name may derive from éger ‘alder’. English: variant of Eager . Norwegian: variant of Eiker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Eder, Egger, Ager, Enger, Deger, Beger, Eber, Ege, Engel, Egert

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Where is the Eger family from?

You can see how Eger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Eger families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eger's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Eger families in 1840.
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What did your Eger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eger. 18% of Eger men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Eger women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eger were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Eger. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Eger. For the veterans among your Eger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eger lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Eger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Eger in 1948 was 69, and 77 in 2004.

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