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Eigner Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German aigen ‘own’, a status name originally denoting a smallholder who held his land outright, rather than by rent or feudal obligation. In the Middle Ages this was sufficiently rare to be worthy of remark and was normally a special privilege granted in recognition of some exceptional service. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Eigner ‘owner’, presumably adopted as an indication of property-owning status.

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


Similar surnames: Eisner, Wigner, Geiger, Risner, Beisner, Finner, Weisner, Biener

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Eigner Family Origin

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Eigner Family Occupations

What did your Eigner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Eigner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Eigner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Eigner family was Laborer. Farmer, Baker and Capitalist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eigner.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Baker

    14%
  • Capitalist

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

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

Eigner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Eigner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eigner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Eigner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eigner. For the veterans among your Eigner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eigner Life Expectancy

What is the average Eigner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eigner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Eigner in 1943 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eigner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eigner 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.

Famous Eigner Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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