Linger Family History

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Linger Name Meaning

English: variant of Lingard. French: occupational name for a maker of or dealer in linen goods, from Old French linge ‘linen (goods)’ (see Linge 1).

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

Similar surnames: Linge, Ringer, Clinger, Singer, Ginger, Slinger, Lingen, Linder

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Linger Family Origin

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Linger Family Occupations

What did your Linger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Linger. 3% of Linger men worked as a Bricklayer and 53% of Linger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linger were Gardener (retired) and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Farmworker
  • Furniture Dealer
  • Gardener (retired)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
  • Housekeeper

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

Linger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Linger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linger 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 Linger. 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 Linger. For the veterans among your Linger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linger Life Expectancy

What is the average Linger lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Linger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Linger in 1949 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Linger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Linger 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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