Ginger Family History

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Ginger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg. English: from Middle English gingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.

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


Similar surnames: Finger, Ringer, Ganger, Gienger, Winger, Singer, Binger, Linger

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Ginger Family Origin

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Ginger Family Occupations

What did your Ginger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ginger. 77% of Ginger men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    77%
  • Fisherman
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%

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

Ginger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ginger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ginger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ginger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ginger. For the veterans among your Ginger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ginger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ginger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ginger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ginger in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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