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Eger Family History

Eger Name Meaning

English: variant of Edgar. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Eger, in Fehér, Heves, and Zala counties, or former Nyitra county, now in Slovakia. In some cases the name may derive from éger ‘alder’. German: habitational name from Eger in western Bohemia (Czech name Cheb).

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


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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Eger families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eger's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Eger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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 US 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 Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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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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Draft Cards

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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