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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ranger. 16% of Ranger men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Ranger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ranger were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Gardener
    11%
  • Incapacitated
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%

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

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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