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

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  • Baker

    7%
  • Church Janitor

    7%
  • Cigar Maker

    7%
  • Cigar Store

    7%

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

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Deger Historical Records

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Deger Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deger

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