Folger Family History

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Folger Name Meaning

English: variant of Fulcher. German: nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German volger ‘companion’, ‘supporter’.

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


Similar surnames: Felger, Bolger, Folker, Bolter, Kolter, Boller, Koller, Fonger

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Folger Family Origin

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Folger Family Occupations

What did your Folger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bacan Driver Asary Wo and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Folger. 6% of Folger men worked as a Bacan Driver Asary Wo and 65% of Folger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Folger were Crane Driver S Ry Heavy and Printers Assistant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bacan Driver Asary Wo
    6%
  • Baker
    6%
  • Boots Shoe Retail Manager
    6%
  • Crane Driver S Ry Heavy
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Printers Assistant
    5%

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

Folger Historical Records

What Folger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Folger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Folger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Folger. For the veterans among your Folger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folger Life Expectancy

What is the average Folger lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Folger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Folger in 1941 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folger 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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