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Yinger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jünger (see Junger).

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

Similar surnames: Yunger, Yenser, Avinger, Tingen, Fenger, Yunker, Binger, Ginger

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Where is the Yinger family from?

You can see how Yinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yinger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yinger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Yinger families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Yinger's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Yinger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yinger. 23% of Yinger men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Yinger women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yinger were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yinger 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 151 immigration records available for the last name Yinger. 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 919 military records available for the last name Yinger. For the veterans among your Yinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yinger lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Yinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Yinger in 1948 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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