Challender Family History

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Challender Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of blankets, from an agent derivative of Middle English chaloun ‘blanket’, ‘coverlet’. The articles were named from being produced in Châlons-sur-Marne, once the seat of a Gaulish tribe recorded in Latin sources as Catalauni.

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

Similar surnames: Challenger, Callender, Ballester, Callander, Ellender, Carpenter

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Challender Family Origin

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Challender Family Occupations

What did your Challender ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Challender family was Pump Maker. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Jeweler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Challender. The most common Challender occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Challender's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Jeweler

  • Pump Maker


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Challender Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Challender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Challender 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Challender. 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 Card

There are 442 military records available for the last name Challender. For the veterans among your Challender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Challender Life Expectancy

What is the average Challender lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Challender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Challender in 1959 was 45, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Challender

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