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Yerger Family History

Yerger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jerger .

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


Similar surnames: Yarger, Yeager, Zerger, Yerkey, Yetter, Yaeger, Yegge, Berger, Fenger

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Where is the Yerger family from?

You can see how Yerger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yerger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yerger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Yerger families living in Yorkshire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Yerger's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Yerger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yerger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yerger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yerger. 20% of Yerger men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Yerger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yerger were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Yerger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerger 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Yerger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Yerger. For the veterans among your Yerger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yerger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Yerger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Yerger in 1945 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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