Eigen Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German aigen ‘own’, denoting an independent smallholder (see Eigner).

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


Similar surnames: Eisen, Eiben, Eiden, Geiger, Engel, Eggen, Bien, Weiden, Leisen

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Eigen Family Origin

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Eigen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Hotel Keeper

    33%

In 1880, the most common Eigen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Eigen's were Farmers. Farmer and Hotel Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Eigen.

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Eigen Historical Records

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Eigen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Eigen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Eigen in 1961 was 60, and 39 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eigen

Famous Eigen Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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