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Jagger Family History

Jagger Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English jagger ‘carter’, ‘peddler’, an agent derivative of Middle English jag ‘pack’, ‘load’ (of unknown origin). All or most present-day bearers of this surname are probably members of a single family, which originally came from Staniland in the parish of Halifax. During the 16th century it spread through the Calder valley, and from there to other parts of England.

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

Similar surnames: Jaeger, Badger, Jaggers, Gager, Alger, Wagner, Ranger, Manger, Saeger

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Where is the Jagger family from?

You can see how Jagger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jagger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jagger families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,941 Jagger families living in Yorkshire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Jagger's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Jagger families in 1891.
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What did your Jagger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jagger. 8% of Jagger men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Jagger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jagger were Motor Driver and Incapacitated.

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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
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jagger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Jagger. For the veterans among your Jagger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jagger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Jagger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Jagger in 1956 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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