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Stanger Family History

Stanger Name Meaning
English (mainly Newcastle and Durham): of uncertain origin, probably a derivative of northern Middle English stang ‘pole’ (of Old Norse origin). Possible meanings include a topographic name for someone who lived by a pole or stake (compare Stakes) or an occupational name for someone armed with one. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for someone who had ‘ridden the stang’, i.e. been carried on a pole through the streets as an object of derision, in punishment for some misdemeanor. However, this custom is of uncertain antiquity.Orcadian: probably a habitational name from a minor place called Stanagar in the parish of Stromness.German: occupational name for a maker of shafts for spears and the like, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stange ‘pole’, ‘shaft’.

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

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Name Distribution of Stanger Families

  • Number of Stanger families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stanger families
     68 - 134
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stanger families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stanger Family Origin

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Stanger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Stanger

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Stanger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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