Fonger Family History

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Fonger Name Meaning

German: variant of Fanger, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Fang. A large family by this name comes from Unterwalden, Switzerland. Possibly a respelling of German Vongehr.

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


Similar surnames: Fanger, Fenger, Finger, Ranger, Fringer, Enger, Finner, Folger

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Fonger Family Origin

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Fonger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Dress Maker

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fonger. The most common Fonger occupation in Canada was Farmer. 55% of Fonger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fonger family was Dress Maker.

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Fonger Historical Records

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Fonger Life Expectancy

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