Deger Family History

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Deger Name Meaning

German: nickname for a big person, from Middle Low German deger ‘big’, ‘tall’. French: habitational name, with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from a place named Ger, of which there are examples in Manche and Pyrénées. The place name is believed to derive from a pre-Indo-European element gar, meaning ‘rock’, ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Beger, Eger, Heger, Reger, Leger, Degen, Eder, Meger, Defer, Degler

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Deger Family Origin

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Deger Family Occupations

What did your Deger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deger. 30% of Deger men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Deger women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deger were Milk Dealer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Milk Dealer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Deger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deger 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Deger. 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 602 military records available for the last name Deger. For the veterans among your Deger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deger Life Expectancy

What is the average Deger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Deger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Deger in 1957 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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