Sager Family History

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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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Sager Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sager name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sager Family Origin

Where is the Sager family from?

Sager Family Occupations

What did your Sager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sager family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sager. The most common Sager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Sager's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Sager Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Sager Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sager 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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