Enger Family History

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Enger Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from various farmsteads, notably in eastern Norway, so named from the plural indefinite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. South German: habitational name for someone from any of various places named Enge or Engen.

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


Similar surnames: Engen, Engel, Eger, Wenger, Egger, Anger, Denger, Enser, Enge, Elmer

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Enger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Enger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Enger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Norway

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Sweden

    9%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    9%

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Enger Family Origin

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Enger Family Occupations

What did your Enger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Enger family was Laborer. The most common Enger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Enger's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Enger.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Enger Historical Records

What Enger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Enger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Enger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Enger. For the veterans among your Enger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Enger Life Expectancy

What is the average Enger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Enger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Enger in 1956 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Enger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Enger 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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