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Nager Name Meaning

German (Näger): occupational name for a tailor or embroiderer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German næjen ‘to sew’, ‘to embroider’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Nagar (showing alteration of the final vowel under Yiddish influence).

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


Similar surnames: Nader, Sager, Hager, Nagel, Wager, Nagler, Mager, Naber, Nauer, Naser

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Where is the Nager family from?

You can see how Nager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nager family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nager families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Nager family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nager's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Nager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nager. 25% of Nager men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Nager women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nager were Painter and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nager 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nager. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nager. For the veterans among your Nager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nager lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Nager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nager in 1960 was 48, and 96 in 2004.

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