Folger Family History

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Folger Name Meaning

English: variant of Fulcher. German: nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German volger ‘companion’, ‘supporter’.

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


Similar surnames: Felger, Bolger, Folker, Bolter, Kolter, Boller, Koller, Fonger

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Folger Family Origin

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Folger Family Occupations

What did your Folger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Steamboat Owner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folger. The most common Folger occupation in Canada was Steamboat Owner. 40% of Folger's were Steamboat Owners. A less common occupation for the Folger family was Traveler.

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  • Steamboat Owner

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Traveler

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Folger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Folger Historical Records

What Folger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Folger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Folger. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Folger. For the veterans among your Folger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folger Life Expectancy

What is the average Folger lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Folger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Folger in 1941 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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