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Sager Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Sawyer from Middle English sager sagher ‘sawyer’. Pronounced to rhyme with vaguer sager is a dialect variant that was still current in late 19th century Lancashire and Yorkshire as were saag saig and sague for ‘saw’ (noun and verb). The Yorkshire name may be partly indigenous to the county but it is mainly associated with a family that moved in the 16th century from Burnley (Lancashire) to Rimington and then Bradford (Yorkshire). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Säger): occupational name for a sawyer from an agent derivative of Middle High German segen sagen German sägen ‘to saw’. Compare Saeger . German: nickname for an announcer or speaker in a legal matter or for a chatterer or a braggart from Middle High German sagen ‘to speak tell chatter’. German: habitational name for someone from a place called Sage in Oldenburg. Germanized and Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Žagar ‘sawyer’. Compare Sagar and Zager . French: from the ancient 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’. However in Alsace and Lorraine this surname may be of different German origin (see above).7: Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Säger): nickname from an agent derivative of German sagen ‘to say’ (compare 3 above).

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

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

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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 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 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 USA 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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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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