Jager Family History

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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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Jager Family Origin

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Jager Family Occupations

What did your Jager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Jager's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jager family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jager.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Jager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Jager Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jager 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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