Gauger Family History

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Gauger Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gougern ‘to wander around or stagger’, presumably a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.

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

Similar surnames: Ganger, Gaugler, Gauer, Gaumer, Auge, Laufer, Bauser, Zaiger, Galler

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Gauger Family Origin

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Gauger Family Occupations

What did your Gauger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gauger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gauger. The most common Gauger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Gauger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Gauger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gauger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauger 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 919 immigration records available for the last name Gauger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gauger. For the veterans among your Gauger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gauger Life Expectancy

What is the average Gauger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gauger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gauger in 1943 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gauger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gauger 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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