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Sager Name Meaning

English: variant of Seager. Dutch (de Sager), and North German: occupational name from Dutch, Low German sager ‘sawyer’. French: from the Germanic personal name Sagher, composed of the elements sag- (an element related to Gothic and Old High German words meaning ‘quarrel’, ‘law-suit’) + hari, heri ‘army’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from an agent derivative of German sagen ‘to say’.

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


Similar surnames: Hager, Sayer, Saeger, Seger, Sanger, Nager, Mager, Wager, Gager

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Where is the Sager family from?

You can see how Sager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sager families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 52 Sager families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Sager's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sager families in 1840.
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What did your Sager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sager. 16% of Sager men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Sager women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sager were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Sager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sager 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Sager. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Sager. For the veterans among your Sager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sager lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sager in 1944 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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