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Yager Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Jäger (see Jaeger ) German Dutch and Slovenian Jager Slovak and Czech Jáger and Jágr all meaning ‘hunter’.

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

Similar surnames: Yeager, Yaeger, Wager, Jager, Hager, Tager, Yauger, Yarger, Sager

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Where is the Yager family from?

You can see how Yager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yager families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Yager families living in Durham. This was about 36% of all the recorded Yager's in United Kingdom. Durham and 1 other county had the highest population of Yager families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yager ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ladies Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Yager. 100% of Yager men worked as a Ladies Tailor and 78% of Yager 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

  • Ladies Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Yager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yager 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Yager. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Yager. For the veterans among your Yager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yager lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Yager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yager in 1942 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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