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Bunger Family History

Bunger Name Meaning

occupational name for a drummer or drum maker, from a derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German bunge ‘drum’. Compare Bunge. topographic name, a variant of Binger, itself a variant of Bingel.

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


Similar surnames: Bunge, Burger, Binger, Junger, Hunger, Benner, Busser, Brunger

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Where is the Bunger family from?

You can see how Bunger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bunger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bunger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Bunger families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Bunger's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bunger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bunger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bunger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bunger. 36% of Bunger men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bunger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bunger were Farming and Teacher.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • None
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bunger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bunger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bunger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bunger. For the veterans among your Bunger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bunger lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bunger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bunger in 1941 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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