Wager Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wager name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Italy

    4%

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Wager Family Origin

Where is the Wager family from?

Wager Family Occupations

What did your Wager ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

Wager Historical Records

What Wager family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Wager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wager 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wager. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wager. For the veterans among your Wager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wager Life Expectancy

What is the average Wager lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wager 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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