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Fanger Name Meaning

German (Fänger) and Swiss German (Fanger): occupational name for a trapper, from an agent derivative of fangen ‘to catch’. Possibly French: habitational name from Le Fanget in Haute Loire, named from Old French fange ‘mud’, ‘mire’ (Old Occitan fanga).

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


Similar surnames: Ranger, Manger, Fonger, Anger, Sanger, Zanger, Mander, Tanger, Ganger

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Where is the Fanger family from?

You can see how Fanger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fanger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fanger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Fanger families living in Staffordshire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Fanger's in the UK. Staffordshire had the highest population of Fanger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fanger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Fanger. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fanger 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 779 immigration records available for the last name Fanger. 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 890 military records available for the last name Fanger. For the veterans among your Fanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fanger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fanger in 1956 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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