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Yauger Family History

Yauger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jager or Jäger (see Jaeger ) or perhaps of their very rare variant Joger all meaning ‘hunter’. Compare Yager .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Yager, Yaeger, Hauger, Yarger, Mauger, Fauver, Mauler, Laumer, Saeger

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Where is the Yauger family from?

You can see how Yauger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yauger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Yauger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Yauger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Yauger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yauger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yauger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yauger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Yauger. 20% of Yauger men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labor
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yauger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yauger 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 94 immigration records available for the last name Yauger. 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 775 military records available for the last name Yauger. For the veterans among your Yauger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yauger lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Yauger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yauger in 1961 was 70, and 88 in 2004.

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