Ginger Family History

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Ginger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg. English: from Middle English gingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.

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

Similar surnames: Finger, Ringer, Ganger, Gienger, Winger, Singer, Binger, Linger

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Ginger Family Origin

Where is the Ginger family from?

Ginger Family Occupations

What did your Ginger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ginger occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Ginger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ginger family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ginger.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Farm Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ginger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ginger Historical Records

What Ginger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ginger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ginger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ginger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ginger. For the veterans among your Ginger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ginger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ginger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ginger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ginger in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ginger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ginger 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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