Zanger Family History

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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 1940, Salesman and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zanger. 13% of Zanger men worked as a Salesman and 7% of Zanger women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zanger were Knitter and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%
  • Knitter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housework
    5%
  • Operator
    5%

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

Zanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 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 1,000 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 686 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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