Gegner Family History

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Gegner Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘across the way’, but also a nickname for a hostile person, from Middle Low German gegenere ‘enemy’.

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


Similar surnames: Hegner, Segner, Hegler, Gerner, Deger, Depner, Gehler, Kemner, Genser

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Gegner Family Origin

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Gegner Family Occupations

What did your Gegner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gegner family was Butcher. The most common Gegner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gegner's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeps House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gegner.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeps House

    13%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%

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

Gegner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gegner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gegner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gegner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gegner. For the veterans among your Gegner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gegner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gegner lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gegner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gegner in 1961 was 51, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gegner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gegner 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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