Fonger Family History

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Fonger Name Meaning

German: variant of Fanger, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Fang. A large family by this name comes from Unterwalden, Switzerland. Possibly a respelling of German Vongehr.

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


Similar surnames: Fanger, Fenger, Finger, Ranger, Fringer, Enger, Finner, Folger

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Fonger Family Origin

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Fonger Family Occupations

What did your Fonger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fonger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Fonger's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Mason and Drayman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fonger. A less common occupation for the Fonger family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    68%
  • Brick Mason

    5%
  • Drayman

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Fonger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fonger Life Expectancy

What is the average Fonger lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Fonger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Fonger in 1950 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fonger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fonger 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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