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Ballenger Family History

Ballenger Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin; Gloucestershire): variant of Bellinger (see also Ballinger ). Compare Ballanger 2 and Bellenger French: variant of Bellanger 1 and in North America (also) an altered form of this. This form of the surname is almost extinct in France. Compare Ballanger 1 and Bellenger

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

Similar surnames: Ballinger, Bellenger, Bellanger, Bellinger, Callender, Allender

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Where is the Ballenger family from?

You can see how Ballenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballenger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballenger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Ballenger families living in Indiana. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ballenger's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Ballenger families in 1840.
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What did your Ballenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ballenger. 21% of Ballenger men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ballenger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballenger were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ballenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballenger 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 902 immigration records available for the last name Ballenger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ballenger. For the veterans among your Ballenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballenger lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ballenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ballenger in 1950 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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