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Eggen Family History

Eggen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: genitivized patronymic from a short form of Egbert . Swiss German: possibly of the same origin as 1 above but otherwise a topographic name a derivative of Eck Norwegian: habitational name from any of about 20 farms notably in Trøndelag so named with the definite singular form of egg ‘ridge edge’ (see Egge ).

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


Similar surnames: Egge, Egger, Engen, Heggen, Enger, Eden, Bogen, Elden, Eiben, Bergen

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Where is the Eggen family from?

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

What did your Eggen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eggen. 32% of Eggen men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Eggen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eggen were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Eggen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eggen 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 Eggen. 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 Eggen. For the veterans among your Eggen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eggen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eggen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Eggen in 1953 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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