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Reger Name Meaning

German:: from Middle High German re(i)ger ‘heron’ a nickname no doubt bestowed on a tall thin person with long spindly legs. nickname for a lively restless or passionate person from an agent derivative of Middle High German regen ‘to be excited or moved’.

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

Similar surnames: Reier, Heger, Beger, Reber, Reder, Deger, Feger, Meger, Remer, Reuer

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Where is the Reger family from?

You can see how Reger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Reger families living in New Jersey. This was about 53% of all the recorded Reger's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Reger families in 1840.
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What did your Reger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reger. 20% of Reger men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Reger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reger were Manager and Clerk. .

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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
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Reger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Reger. For the veterans among your Reger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Reger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reger in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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