Degen Family History

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Degen Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: status name from Middle High German degen ‘free man’, ‘warrior’, ‘vassal’. This name is also found in Slovenia.

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


Similar surnames: Regen, Deger, Degan, Degn, Deren, Hegel, Hege, Wege, Kegel, Tegen

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Degen Family Origin

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Degen Family Occupations

What did your Degen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Degen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Degen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Degen. A less common occupation for the Degen family was Cartwright.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Cartwright

    3%

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Degen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Degen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Degen 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 Degen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Degen. For the veterans among your Degen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Degen Life Expectancy

What is the average Degen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Degen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Degen in 1944 was 27, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Degen 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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