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Gauger Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gougern ‘to wander around or roam’ presumably a nickname for vagrant or traveler. English: variant of Gager .

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

Similar surnames: Ganger, Gaugler, Gauer, Gaumer, Auge, Laufer, Bauser, Zaiger, Galler

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Where is the Gauger family from?

You can see how Gauger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gauger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gauger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Gauger families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Gauger's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gauger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gauger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gauger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gauger. 22% of Gauger men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gauger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gauger were Clerk 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gauger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauger 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 919 immigration records available for the last name Gauger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gauger. For the veterans among your Gauger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gauger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gauger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gauger in 1943 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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