Ranger Family History

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Ranger Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a gamekeeper or warden, from Middle English ranger, an agent derivative of range(n) ‘to arrange or dispose’. German: variant of Rang 2, 3. German: habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rangen, in Alsace, Bavaria, and Hesse. French: from a Germanic personal name formed with rang, rank ‘curved’, ‘bent’; ‘slender’.

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

Similar surnames: Ringer, Manger, Anger, Fanger, Sanger, Rager, Zanger, Range, Hanger

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Ranger Family Origin

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Ranger Family Occupations

What did your Ranger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranger. A less common occupation for the Ranger family was Farmer. The most common Ranger occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Ranger's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer


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

Ranger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Ranger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ranger. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Ranger. For the veterans among your Ranger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ranger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ranger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ranger in 1946 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ranger 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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