History of your Surname
Get access to Fenger family records.Start a free trial

Fenger Family History

Fenger Name Meaning

German: variant of Fanger. Possibly an Americanized form of Polish W{e,}gier, an ethnic name for someone from Hungary.

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


Similar surnames: Fonger, Senger, Enger, Fanger, Ferger, Fenter, Felger, Fenner, Wenger

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Fenger family from?

You can see how Fenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fenger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Fenger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Fenger families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fenger's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Fenger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fenger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fenger. 24% of Fenger men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Fenger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fenger were Proprietor and Typist.

View Census data for Fenger | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Watchman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Typist
    23%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Fenger family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fenger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Fenger

Passenger Lists

There are 896 immigration records available for the last name Fenger. 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.

View all Fenger immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 605 military records available for the last name Fenger. For the veterans among your Fenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Fenger military records

You've only scratched the surface of Fenger family history.

Discover More

What is the average Fenger lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fenger in 1959 was 51, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fenger

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Fenger family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial