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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsJaeger, Jäger

Meaning & History

Yaeger is a relatively uncommon American surname, most likely a transcription of the common German surname "Jaeger/Jäger" (hunter). The spelling was changed to become phonetic because standard English does not utilize the umlaut.
Added 6/8/2017 by sakuegonevon
Edited 3/6/2020 by Mike C and sakuegonevon