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Enger Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from various farmsteads, notably in eastern Norway, so named from the plural indefinite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. South German: habitational name for someone from any of various places named Enge or Engen.

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


Similar surnames: Engen, Engel, Eger, Wenger, Egger, Anger, Denger, Enser, Enge, Elmer

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Where is the Enger family from?

You can see how Enger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Enger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Enger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Enger families living in Alberta. This was about 29% of all the recorded Enger's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Enger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Enger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Enger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Enger. 77% of Enger men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    77%
  • Logger
    24%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Enger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Enger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Enger. For the veterans among your Enger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Enger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Enger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Enger in 1956 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

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