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Eigner Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German aigen ‘own’ a status name originally denoting a landowner who held his land outright rather than by rent or feudal obligation. In the Middle Ages this was sufficiently rare to be worthy of remark and was normally a special privilege granted in recognition of some exceptional service. German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Aigen (Bavaria Austria) or Eigen (North Rhine-Westphalia Bavaria Austria Switzerland). Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Eigner ‘owner’.

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


Similar surnames: Eisner, Wigner, Geiger, Risner, Beisner, Finner, Weisner, Biener

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Where is the Eigner family from?

You can see how Eigner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eigner family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Eigner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Eigner family living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Eigner's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Eigner families in 1840.
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What did your Eigner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eigner. 22% of Eigner men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Eigner women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eigner were Painter and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Mechanic
    11%
  • Painter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Eigner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eigner 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Eigner. 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 Eigner. For the veterans among your Eigner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eigner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eigner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Eigner in 1943 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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