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Staeger Family History

Staeger Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Stanger, Saeger, Steger, Staiger, Stoeger, Stager, Stadler, Sanger

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Where is the Staeger family from?

You can see how Staeger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staeger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Staeger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 14 Staeger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Staeger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Staeger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staeger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Staeger. 43% of Staeger men worked as a 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
    43%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Bricklayer
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Staeger family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Staeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staeger 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 241 immigration records available for the last name Staeger. 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 230 military records available for the last name Staeger. For the veterans among your Staeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staeger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Staeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Staeger in 1955 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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