Jager Family History

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Jager Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a hunter, Middle Dutch jagher. German: variant of Jaeger ‘hunter’. Slovenian: occupational name for a hunter, from German Jaeger.

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

Similar surnames: Sager, Mager, Hager, Jaeger, Nager, Gager, Wager, Haver, Tager, Hayer

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Jager Family Origin

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Jager Family Occupations

What did your Jager ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Superintendent were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jager. 31% of Jager men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Jager women worked as a Superintendent. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jager were Farmers Son and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivator
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Superintendent
  • Factory
  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper

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

Jager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Jager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jager 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Jager. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Jager. For the veterans among your Jager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jager Life Expectancy

What is the average Jager lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jager in 1940 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jager ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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