Yeager Family History

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Yeager Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jäger (see Jaeger).

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

Similar surnames: Yager, Seager, Yerger, Reager, Crager, Yeiser, Yeakey, Reaser, Deamer

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Yeager Family Origin

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Yeager Family Occupations

What did your Yeager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yeager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Yeager's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yeager family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yeager.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Yeager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Yeager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeager 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Yeager. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Yeager. For the veterans among your Yeager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yeager Life Expectancy

What is the average Yeager lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Yeager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yeager in 1940 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yeager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yeager 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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