Degen Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: status name from Middle High German degen ‘free man’, ‘warrior’, ‘vassal’. This name is also found in Slovenia.

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


Similar surnames: Regen, Deger, Degan, Degn, Deren, Hegel, Hege, Wege, Kegel, Tegen

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Degen Family Origin

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Degen Family Occupations

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  • Musician

    33%
  • Telegraph Instrument Maker

    33%
  • Watchmaker

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Degen family was Watchmaker. Musician and Telegraph Instrument Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Degen. The most common Degen occupation in the UK was Musician. 33% of Degen's were Musicians.

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Degen Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Degen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Degen in 1944 was 27, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Degen

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