Rager Family History

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Rager Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from either of two places called Ragen: in Tyrol, Austria, and in East Prussia, Germany. (Räger): habitational name for someone from Rägen in Schleswig-Holstein. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rag- ‘advice’ + hari, heri ‘army’. possibly an altered spelling of Reger or Röger (see Roeger).

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

Similar surnames: Raker, Hager, Rader, Brager, Rater, Rayer, Sager, Ranger, Ager

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Rager Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rager name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rager. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Rager Family Origin

Where is the Rager family from?

Rager Family Occupations

What did your Rager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rager family was Farming. The most common Rager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Rager's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rager.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rager ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rager 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rager. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rager. For the veterans among your Rager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rager Life Expectancy

What is the average Rager lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rager in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rager 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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