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Eggen Family History

Eggen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: genitivized patronymic from a short form of Egbert . Swiss German: possibly of the same origin as 1 above but otherwise a topographic name a derivative of Eck Norwegian: habitational name from any of about 20 farms notably in Trøndelag so named with the definite singular form of egg ‘ridge edge’ (see Egge ).

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

Similar surnames: Egge, Egger, Engen, Heggen, Enger, Eden, Bogen, Elden, Eiben, Bergen

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Where is the Eggen family from?

You can see how Eggen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eggen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eggen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Eggen families living in Alberta. This was about 66% of all the recorded Eggen's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Eggen families in 1911.
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What did your Eggen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Eggen. 72% of Eggen men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eggen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eggen. For the veterans among your Eggen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eggen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eggen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Eggen in 1953 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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