Jergens Family History

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Jergens Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a vernacular form of the personal name Georg (see George), or from Latvian Jirgens, of the same etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Jurgens, Mergens, Mertens, Jerge, Jerger, Gergen, Deren, Eggers

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Jergens Family Origin

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Jergens Family Occupations

What did your Jergens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jergens family was Farming. Farmer, Gardener and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jergens. The most common Jergens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Jergens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Jergens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jergens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jergens 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Jergens. 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 288 military records available for the last name Jergens. For the veterans among your Jergens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jergens Life Expectancy

What is the average Jergens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jergens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Jergens in 1948 was 50, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jergens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jergens 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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