Clinger Family History

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Clinger Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Klinger. Possibly a variant of Clinker, an English occupational name for a maker or fixer of bolts and rivets, from an agent derivative of Middle English clinch, clench ‘door nail secured by riveting or clinching’ (see Clinch).

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


Similar surnames: Slinger, Linger, Linge, Olinger, Klinner, Klinker, Klingner, Klingler

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Clinger Family Origin

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Clinger Family Occupations

What did your Clinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Clinger family was Farming. The most common Clinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Clinger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clinger.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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Clinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Clinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clinger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Clinger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Clinger. For the veterans among your Clinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Clinger lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Clinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clinger in 1954 was 63, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clinger 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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