Wager Name Meaning

English: unexplained. German (also Wäger), Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German wæger ‘weigher’, German Waager, an occupational name for an official responsible for weighing produce, especially produce offered as rent in kind, or for an official in charge of checking weights and measures used by merchants.

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


Similar surnames: Hager, Sager, Wagner, Wage, Nager, Mager, Waser, Gager, Tager, Jager

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Wager Family Origin

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Wager Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

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Wager Historical Records

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Wager Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Wager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Wager in 1947 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wager

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