Slinger Family History

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Slinger Name Meaning

Northern English and Dutch: from an agent derivative of Middle English sling, Dutch slinge ‘strap for hurling stones’ (of Low German origin), hence an occupational name for a soldier or hunter armed with a sling, or nickname for someone who was a particularly good shot with this weapon. The word was also used of the ropes and pulleys used for lifting blocks of stone during building work, and the surname would also have denoted a worker who operated these slings. German: see Schlinger.

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

Similar surnames: Clinger, Springer, Singer, Swinger, Spinner, Seiner, Olinger

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Slinger Family Origin

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Slinger Family Occupations

What did your Slinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Slinger occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Slinger's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slinger. A less common occupation for the Slinger family was Cotton Weaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cotton Weaver


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Slinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Slinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slinger 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 Slinger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Slinger. For the veterans among your Slinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Slinger lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Slinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Slinger in 1961 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slinger 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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