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Cloninger Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Kloninger, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Kloningers Mühle (Kloninger’s Mill) near Langenlonsheim on the Nahe river attests to the surname in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Groninger, Coppinger, Penninger, Kroninger, Moninger, Lonsinger

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Where is the Cloninger family from?

You can see how Cloninger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cloninger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Cloninger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Cloninger families living in North Carolina. This was about 81% of all the recorded Cloninger's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Cloninger families in 1840.
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What did your Cloninger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cloninger. 20% of Cloninger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Cloninger women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cloninger were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    11%
  • Winder
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 270 immigration records available for the last name Cloninger. 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 Cloninger. For the veterans among your Cloninger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cloninger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cloninger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Cloninger in 1943 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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