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Deger Family History

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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Where is the Deger family from?

You can see how Deger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Deger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Deger families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Deger's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Deger families in 1911.
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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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Milk Dealer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    29%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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