Hager Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hager name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hager. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hager Family Origin

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Hager Family Occupations

What did your Hager ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hager occupation in the UK was Baker Master Employing 8 Men. 6% of Hager's were Baker Master Employing 8 Mens. 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.

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  • Baker Master Employing 8 Men

  • Carman

  • Cart Owner

  • Charwoman


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

Hager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Hager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hager 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hager. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Hager. For the veterans among your Hager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hager Life Expectancy

What is the average Hager lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hager 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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