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Jager Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a hunter, Middle Dutch jagher. German: variant of Jaeger ‘hunter’. Slovenian: occupational name for a hunter, from German Jaeger.

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

Similar surnames: Sager, Mager, Hager, Jaeger, Nager, Gager, Wager, Haver, Tager, Hayer

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Where is the Jager family from?

You can see how Jager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jager families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Jager families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Jager's in USA. New York had the highest population of Jager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jager. 25% of Jager men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Jager women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jager were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Jager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jager 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Jager. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Jager. For the veterans among your Jager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jager lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jager in 1940 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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