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Meger Family History

Meger Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German mager, meger ‘lean’, ‘thin’. This surname is also found in Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Mager, Reger, Beger, Meyer, Feger, Heger, Deger, Leber, Hegler

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Where is the Meger family from?

You can see how Meger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 31 Meger families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Meger's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Meger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Meger. 82% of Meger 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
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Meger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Meger. 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 694 military records available for the last name Meger. For the veterans among your Meger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meger lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Meger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Meger in 1965 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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