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Dinger Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German dingære, Middle Low German dinger ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’.

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


Similar surnames: Finger, Pinger, Ginger, Singer, Ringer, Binger, Lingel, Deger, Rinner

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Where is the Dinger family from?

You can see how Dinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Dinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 52% of all the recorded Dinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dinger. 21% of Dinger men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Dinger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dinger were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Dinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dinger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dinger. For the veterans among your Dinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dinger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dinger in 1944 was 68, and 70 in 2004.

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