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Zanger Name Meaning

Dutch: from Dutch zanger ‘singer’, hence an occupational name for a singer or chorister, or nickname for someone who was always singing. Compare German Sanger. German: variant of Zenger. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from German Zange ‘pincers’, ‘pliers’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Sanger, Zander, Manger, Ranger, Zaiger, Zager, Langer, Zinger

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Zanger Family Origin

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Zanger Family Occupations

What did your Zanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zanger family was Cigar Dealer. The most common Zanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Zanger's were Farmers. Farmer, Broom Maker and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zanger.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Broom Maker

    11%
  • Cabinet Maker

    11%
  • Cigar Dealer

    11%

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Zanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zanger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Zanger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zanger. For the veterans among your Zanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zanger Life Expectancy

What is the average Zanger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Zanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Zanger in 1955 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zanger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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