Challenger Family History

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Challenger Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English chalangen ‘to challenge’ (from Old French chalonger), possibly applied as a nickname for a quarrelsome or litigious person.

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

Similar surnames: Challender, Callender, Halling, Hollinger, Chenier, Bullinger

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Challenger Family Origin

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Challenger Family Occupations

What did your Challenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Challenger occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 29% of Challenger's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Challenger family was Engineer. Coal Miner, Keeping House and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Challenger.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Keeping House

  • Druggist

  • Engineer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Challenger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Challenger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Challenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Challenger 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 Challenger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Challenger. For the veterans among your Challenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Challenger Life Expectancy

What is the average Challenger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Challenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Challenger in 1955 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Challenger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Challenger 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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