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Trager Name Meaning

German (Träger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Träger, Yiddish treger, agent derivatives of Middle High German tragen ‘to carry’, hence an occupational name for someone who carried a load, a peddler or porter, or, in the case of the German name, a legal guardian or guarantor.

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


Similar surnames: Frager, Prager, Trader, Graber, Tager, Praeger, Traeger, Krager

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Where is the Trager family from?

You can see how Trager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trager families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Trager families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Trager's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Trager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trager. 14% of Trager men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Trager women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trager were Clerk and Bookeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Trager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trager 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Trager. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Trager. For the veterans among your Trager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trager lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Trager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Trager in 1948 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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