Hager Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + hari, heri ‘army’. from a Germanic personal name, Hadugar, composed of the elements hadu- ‘combat’, ‘strife’ + gari, from garwa ‘ready’, ‘eager’. German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure, Middle High German hac. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a thin man, from Middle High German, German hager ‘thin’, ‘gaunt’. English: occupational name for a woodcutter, from an agent derivative of Middle English haggen ‘to cut or chop’.

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


Similar surnames: Hagen, Sager, Hayer, Hader, Hamer, Haver, Hoger, Huger, Heger, Mager

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Hager Family Origin

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Hager Family Occupations

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  • Baker Master Employing 8 Men

    6%
  • Carman

    6%
  • Cart Owner

    6%
  • Charwoman

    6%

In 1881, Baker Master Employing 8 Men, Carman and Cart Owner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hager. A less common occupation for the Hager family was Charwoman. The most common Hager occupation in the UK was Baker Master Employing 8 Men. 6% of Hager's were Baker Master Employing 8 Mens.

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Hager Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Hager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hager in 1943 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hager

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