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Clinger Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Klinger .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Clinger family from?

You can see how Clinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Clinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Clinger families living in Lancashire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Clinger's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Clinger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clinger. 23% of Clinger men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Clinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clinger were Farm Operator and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 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 Lists

There are 416 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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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