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Anger Name Meaning

German: topographic name for a dweller by a meadow or village green from Middle High German anger ‘grassland field’ or a habitational name from any of several places in Germany and Austria named with this word. French and English (of Norman origin): from a variant of the personal name Angier . French: variant of Angers . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial from German Anger ‘meadow pasture’ (compare 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Anker, Ranger, Ager, Auger, Sanger, Angier, Manger, Alger, Angel

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Where is the Anger family from?

You can see how Anger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Anger families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 106 Anger families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Anger's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Anger families in 1891.
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What did your Anger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Anger. 18% of Anger men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Anger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anger were Glass Bottle Manufacturer and Home Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Clark To Aircraft
  • Thatcher
  • Glass Bottle Manufacturer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Home Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Anger. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Anger. For the veterans among your Anger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Anger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Anger in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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