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Denger Family History

Denger Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Tengen or Hohentengen in Baden-Württemberg, or from Tiengen or Teningen, also in Baden-Württemberg, which were earlier called Dengen and Tengen respectively. dialect variant of Dienger, a habitational name for someone from Oberding or Unterding in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Denner, Enger, Senger, Danger, Deger, Wenger, Eger, Dunner, Fenger

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Where is the Denger family from?

You can see how Denger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Denger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Denger family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Denger's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Denger families in 1840.
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What did your Denger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denger. 14% of Denger men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Denger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denger were Farming 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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Denger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denger 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Denger. 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 461 military records available for the last name Denger. For the veterans among your Denger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Denger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Denger in 1957 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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