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Hager Surname Meaning

Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge enclosure’ + hari heri ‘army’. Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Hadugar composed of the elements hadu ‘combat strife’ + gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’. German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure Middle High German hac. Compare Hoge . North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a thin man from Middle High German and German hager ‘thin gaunt’. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hagen or Haag. German (also Häger): habitational name from any of several places called Hager (East Frisia Bavaria) or Häger (Westphalia).7: English: variant of Hagger or Agar .

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

Similar surnames: Hagen, Sager, Hayer, Hader, Hamer, Haver, Hoger, Huger, Heger, Mager

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Where is the Hager family from?

You can see how Hager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hager families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 30 Hager families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hager's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hager families in 1891.
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What did your Hager ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Refugee and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hager. 100% of Hager men worked as a Refugee and 71% of Hager women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Refugee

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid H D
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Hager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hager 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hager. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Hager. For the veterans among your Hager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hager lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hager in 1943 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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