Iyengar Family History

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Iyengar Name Meaning

Indian (Tamil Nadu): Hindu (Brahman) name, aiyangar in Tamil, from aiyan ‘sage’, ‘priest’, ‘Brahman’, ‘lord’ (from Indo-Aryan ayya, from Sanskrit arya ‘Aryan’, ‘master’, ‘preceptor’, or ‘father-in-law’) + the Telugu honorific plural suffix -garu. The Telugu form of the word is ayyagaru, meaning ‘father’, ‘sir’. The Tamil word ayyan consists of the noun stem ayya + the masculine singular suffix -n. The Iyengar Brahmans are a prominent community from Tamil Nadu and votaries of the god Vishnu; only some members of the community use Iyengar as a surname.

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

Similar surnames: Iyer, Winegar, Enger, Zegar, Melgar, Insinga, Tengan, Menger, Bregar

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Iyengar Family Origin

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Iyengar Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Iyengar.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer

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Iyengar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49 census records available for the last name Iyengar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iyengar 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 177 immigration records available for the last name Iyengar. 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 13 military records available for the last name Iyengar. For the veterans among your Iyengar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iyengar Life Expectancy

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Between 1989 and 2004, in the United States, Iyengar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Iyengar in 1989 was 62, and 50 in 2004.

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