Egger Family History

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Egger Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived on a corner (either a street corner, or the corner of a valley running around a mountain), from an altered form of Eck + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi ‘point (of a sword)’ + heri ‘army’. South German(Swabia): occupational name for a farmer, from an agent derivative of eggen ‘to harrow’. English: variant of Edgar 1.

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

Similar surnames: Eggler, Egner, Hegger, Eggen, Eger, Eggers, Seeger, Enger, Engel

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Egger Family Origin

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Egger Family Occupations

What did your Egger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Egger. 30% of Egger men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Egger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Egger were Miner and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Foreman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Student

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

Egger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Egger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Egger 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 Egger. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Egger. For the veterans among your Egger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Egger Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Egger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Egger in 1945 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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