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Yager Surname Origin
(Origin German and Danish) An occupational surname from the gernman word 'jager' pronounced yager and meaning a huntsman.
Surname Variations: Jaeger, Jager, Jagger, Jeger, Yaeger, Yager
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Yager Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Yager Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke