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Fringer Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Efringen, Baden. possibly a partly Americanized variant of German Wringer, an occupational name for the operator of a cider or oil press or a nickname for an oppressor, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German wringen ‘to twist or turn’, ‘to torture’.

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


Similar surnames: Finger, Ringer, Ranger, Finner, Clinger, Springer, Fieger, Feiner

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Where is the Fringer family from?

You can see how Fringer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fringer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fringer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Fringer family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Fringer's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Fringer families in 1911.
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What did your Fringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fringer. 24% of Fringer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Fringer women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fringer were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fringer 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Fringer. 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 487 military records available for the last name Fringer. For the veterans among your Fringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fringer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fringer in 1962 was 71, and 84 in 2004.

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