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Mager Name Meaning

Dutch and German: nickname for a thin man Middle Dutch Middle High German mager ‘thin’. This surname is also found in Poland and Czechia and possibly also in Slovakia (see 3 below). English (Lincolnshire and Middlesex): variant of Major . Romanian and Slovak: variant of Magyar ‘Hungarian’. Slovak name may also be of German origin (see 1 above) or in some cases a habitational name from a placename Malý Mager (Kis-Magyar in Hungarian) in Bratislava County. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German mager ‘thin’ (compare 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hager, Sager, Mader, Manger, Maser, Jager, Meger, Mauger, Mayer

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Where is the Mager family from?

You can see how Mager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mager families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 17 Mager families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Mager's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mager families in 1840.
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What did your Mager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mager. 16% of Mager men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Mager women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mager were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Mager. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mager. For the veterans among your Mager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mager lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mager in 1944 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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