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String Family History

String Surname Meaning

English:: from Middle English streng(e) string(e) ‘string cord’ (Old English streng) perhaps used as a nickname for someone who made or worked with string. perhaps a shortened form of Stringer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Streng, Strong, Strang, Spring, Ring, Strick, Stein, Stang, Swing

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Where is the String family from?

You can see how String families moved over time by selecting different census years. The String family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most String families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 String families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded String's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of String families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the String surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your String ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named String. 42% of String men worked as a Laborer and 24% of String women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named String were Mechanic and Nurse. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Nurse
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What String family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name String. Like a window into their day-to-day life, String 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 676 immigration records available for the last name String. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name String. For the veterans among your String ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average String lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, String life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for String in 1962 was 71, and 77 in 2004.

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