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Yeager Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jäger (see Jaeger ). Compare Yaeger .

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

Similar surnames: Yager, Seager, Yerger, Reager, Crager, Yeiser, Yeakey, Reaser, Deamer

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Where is the Yeager family from?

You can see how Yeager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeager family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeager families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 118 Yeager families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 61% of all the recorded Yeager's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yeager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeager ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Yeager. 100% of Yeager 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Yeager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeager 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Yeager. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Yeager. For the veterans among your Yeager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeager lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Yeager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yeager in 1940 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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