Hanß Jacob Jäger was born about 1734, in Scherzingen, Thurgau, Switzerland. He married Dorothea Hafen on 6 December 1753, in Scherzingen, Thurgau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: German Bernhard, Dieter, Gunter, Hans, Irmgard, Kurt, Wilhelm, Wolfgang.
German (also Jäger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic; Jäger); Dutch: occupational name for a hunter, from Middle High German jeger(e), Middle Low German jeger(e), Middle Dutch jagher ‘hunter’. See also Jaeger , compare Yager and Yauger .
Slovenian; Slovak (mainly Jáger, also Jäger): occupational name for a hunter, from jager (Slovak jáger), a colloquial loanword from Middle High German (see Jaeger ). This surname is also found in Czechia (also Jáger) and Croatia. Compare Yager .