Reger Family History

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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. German: 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Reger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Reger Family Origin

Where is the Reger family from?

Reger Family Occupations

What did your Reger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Reger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reger family was Atty At Law. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reger.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Atty At Law

    2%

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

Reger Historical Records

What Reger family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Reger Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reger 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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