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Jaeger Name Meaning

German (mainly Jäger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Jäger): occupational name for a hunter from Middle High German jeger(e) Middle Low German jeger(e) (agent derivatives of jagen ‘to hunt’); as a Jewish surname it is mainly artificial derived from German Jäger. The surname is also established in Scandinavia (Swedish Jäger; Danish and Norwegian Jæger). Compare Jager 1 Yaeger and Yeager .

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

Similar surnames: Saeger, Jager, Jagger, Praeger, Nager, Manger, Saenger, Zanger

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Where is the Jaeger family from?

You can see how Jaeger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jaeger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Jaeger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Jaeger families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Jaeger's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Jaeger families in 1891.
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What did your Jaeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jaeger. 50% of Jaeger men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Jaeger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaeger were Private Means and Domestic Serving War Blo. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Serving War Blo
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Jaeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaeger 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Jaeger. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Jaeger. For the veterans among your Jaeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jaeger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jaeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jaeger in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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