Yager Family History

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Yager Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Jäger (see Jaeger). Americanized spelling of Slovenian Jager (see Jager 3).

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


Similar surnames: Yeager, Yaeger, Wager, Jager, Hager, Tager, Yauger, Yarger, Sager

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Yager Family Origin

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Yager Family Occupations

What did your Yager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Yager's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yager. A less common occupation for the Yager family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Yager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yager 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Yager. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yager. For the veterans among your Yager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yager Life Expectancy

What is the average Yager lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Yager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yager in 1942 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yager 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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