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Yaeger Family History

Yaeger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Jäger or Jaeger . Compare Yeager .

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


Similar surnames: Yager, Jaeger, Yarger, Saeger, Pleger, Creger, Praeger, Yauger

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Where is the Yaeger family from?

You can see how Yaeger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yaeger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yaeger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Yaeger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Yaeger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yaeger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yaeger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yaeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yaeger. 11% of Yaeger men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Yaeger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yaeger were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Yaeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yaeger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yaeger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Yaeger. For the veterans among your Yaeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yaeger lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Yaeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yaeger in 1951 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

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