Jaeger Family History

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Jaeger Name Meaning

German (mostly Jäger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hunter, Middle High German jeger(e), Middle Low German jeger(e) (agent derivatives of jagen ‘to hunt’); as a Jewish surname, it is mainly ornamental, derived from German Jäger. The surname is also established in Scandinavia (Swedish Jäger; Danish and Norwegian Jæger) and has been Latinized as Venator.

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

Similar surnames: Saeger, Jager, Jagger, Praeger, Nager, Manger, Saenger, Zanger

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Jaeger Family Origin

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Jaeger Family Occupations

What did your Jaeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker Master Employg 3 Men, Cab Driver and Iron Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jaeger. The most common Jaeger occupation in the UK was Baker Master Employg 3 Men. 17% of Jaeger's were Baker Master Employg 3 Mens. A less common occupation for the Jaeger family was Merchant.

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  • Baker Master Employg 3 Men

  • Cab Driver

  • Iron Merchant

  • Merchant


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

Jaeger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Jaeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaeger 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Jaeger. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Jaeger. For the veterans among your Jaeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jaeger Life Expectancy

What is the average Jaeger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jaeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jaeger in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jaeger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jaeger 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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