Tanger Family History

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Tanger Name Meaning

Northern German: from the Tanger river or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania. North German: nickname for a waspish person, from Middle Low German tanger ‘strong’, ‘fresh’, ‘biting’, ‘sharp’.

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

Similar surnames: Sanger, Ranger, Tanzer, Stanger, Tanner, Manger, Wanger, Anger

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Tanger Family Origin

Where is the Tanger family from?

Tanger Family Occupations

What did your Tanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Tanger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tanger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Teamster and Brickyard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tanger.

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  • Farmer

  • Teamster

  • Brickyard

  • Carpenter


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

Tanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanger 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 754 immigration records available for the last name Tanger. 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 734 military records available for the last name Tanger. For the veterans among your Tanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanger Life Expectancy

What is the average Tanger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tanger in 1963 was 82, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tanger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tanger 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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