Deger Family History

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Deger Name Meaning

German: nickname for a big person, from Middle Low German deger ‘big’, ‘tall’. French: habitational name, with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from a place named Ger, of which there are examples in Manche and Pyrénées. The place name is believed to derive from a pre-Indo-European element gar, meaning ‘rock’, ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Beger, Eger, Heger, Reger, Leger, Degen, Eder, Meger, Defer, Degler

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Deger Family Origin

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Deger Family Occupations

What did your Deger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Deger occupation in the USA was Baker. 7% of Deger's were Bakers. Baker, Church Janitor and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deger. A less common occupation for the Deger family was Cigar Store.

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  • Baker

  • Church Janitor

  • Cigar Maker

  • Cigar Store


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Deger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Deger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 547 immigration records available for the last name Deger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 602 military records available for the last name Deger. For the veterans among your Deger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deger Life Expectancy

What is the average Deger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Deger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Deger in 1957 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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