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Egner Name Meaning

South German: from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point edge (of a sword)’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead Egner near Oslo of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Egger, Regner, Agner, Eger, Hegner, Eder, Deger, Jenner, Ebner

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Where is the Egner family from?

You can see how Egner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Egner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Egner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Egner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Egner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Egner families in 1840.
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What did your Egner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Egner. 14% of Egner men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Egner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Egner were Clerk 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Egner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Egner. For the veterans among your Egner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Egner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Egner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Egner in 1941 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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