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Saeger Family History

Saeger Name Meaning

South German, Dutch (de Saeger), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a sawyer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German segen, sagen ‘to saw’, Middle Dutch saghen, German sägen.

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


Similar surnames: Sager, Sanger, Jaeger, Saenger, Steger, Seger, Speer, Sadler, Seeger

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Where is the Saeger family from?

You can see how Saeger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saeger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Saeger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Saeger families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Saeger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Saeger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saeger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saeger. 18% of Saeger men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Saeger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saeger were Truck Driver and Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Saeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saeger 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 985 immigration records available for the last name Saeger. 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 Saeger. For the veterans among your Saeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saeger lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Saeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Saeger in 1947 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

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