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Rager Name Meaning

German:: (also Räger): habitational name for someone from either of two places called Ragen: in Tyrol Austria and in former East Prussia or from Rägen in Schleswig-Holstein. from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rag- ‘counsel’ + hari heri ‘army’. possibly an altered form of Reger or Röger (see Roeger ).

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


Similar surnames: Raker, Hager, Rader, Brager, Rater, Rayer, Sager, Ranger, Ager

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Where is the Rager family from?

You can see how Rager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rager families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Rager families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rager's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rager families in 1840.
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What did your Rager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rager. 26% of Rager men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Rager women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rager were Miner and Housekeeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Labor
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rager 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 Rager. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rager. For the veterans among your Rager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rager lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rager in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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