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Horger Name Meaning

German:: (Württemberg): habitational name for someone from Horgen near Rottweil or perhaps from either of the places called Horgau in Swabia and Switzerland. (Bavaria; Hörger): variant of Herger (see Hergert ).

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


Similar surnames: Borger, Horner, Horter, Hoster, Dorner, Hinger, Hoeger, Hoger, Horgen

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Where is the Horger family from?

You can see how Horger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Horger family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Horger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Horger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Horger. 27% of Horger men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Horger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horger were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Horger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horger 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Horger. 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 Horger. For the veterans among your Horger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horger lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Horger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Horger in 1951 was 38, and 87 in 2004.

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