Jerger Family History

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Jerger Name Meaning

South German (Württemberg): patronymic from Jerg, a vernacular form of Georg (see George).

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


Similar surnames: Joerger, Jerge, Gerger, Ferger, Jenner, Enger, Seeger, Fergen, Berger

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Jerger Family Origin

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Jerger Family Occupations

What did your Jerger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jerger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Jerger's were Farmers. Farmer, Shoemaker and Brickmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jerger. A less common occupation for the Jerger family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Shoemaker

    13%
  • Brickmaker

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Jerger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jerger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jerger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Jerger

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Jerger. 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 Jerger. For the veterans among your Jerger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jerger Life Expectancy

What is the average Jerger lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Jerger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jerger in 1961 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jerger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jerger 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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