Tonge Family History

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Tonge Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Tong, also established in Ireland since the 17th century. German: from a reduced short form of the personal name Anton (see Anthony).

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

Similar surnames: Tong, Tagge, Tongue, Monge, Tingen, Toye, Yonge, Tone, Inge, Long

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Tonge Family Origin

Where is the Tonge family from?

Tonge Family Occupations

What did your Tonge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tonge family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Tonge occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Tonge's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tonge.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Carter

  • Cotton Weaver


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

Tonge Historical Records

What Tonge family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tonge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tonge 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tonge. 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 Tonge. For the veterans among your Tonge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tonge Life Expectancy

What is the average Tonge lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tonge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Tonge in 1952 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tonge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tonge 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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