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Fanger Name Meaning

German (also Fänger) and Swiss German: occupational name for a trapper from an agent derivative of fangen ‘to catch’. German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Fang or a topographic name from Fang ‘enclosure’ for someone who lives in such an area. French: topographic name derived from Old French fange ‘mud mire’ (from Old Occitan fanga). This surname is very rare in France. French (Alsace): of German origin (see above). This surname is very rare in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ranger, Manger, Fonger, Anger, Sanger, Zanger, Mander, Tanger, Ganger

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Where is the Fanger family from?

You can see how Fanger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fanger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fanger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Fanger families living in New Brunswick. This was about 34% of all the recorded Fanger's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Fanger families in 1911.
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What did your Fanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fanger. 19% of Fanger men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Fanger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fanger were Machinist and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fanger 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 779 immigration records available for the last name Fanger. 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 890 military records available for the last name Fanger. For the veterans among your Fanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fanger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fanger in 1956 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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