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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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Eger Family Origin

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Eger Family Occupations

What did your Eger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eger family was Blacksmith. The most common Eger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Eger's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eger.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Eger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Eger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Eger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Eger Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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