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Ginger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg. English: from Middle English gingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.

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


Similar surnames: Finger, Ringer, Ganger, Gienger, Winger, Singer, Binger, Linger

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Where is the Ginger family from?

You can see how Ginger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ginger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ginger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Ginger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ginger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ginger families in 1840.
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What did your Ginger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ginger. 33% of Ginger men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Ginger women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ginger were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ginger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ginger 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 Ginger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ginger. For the veterans among your Ginger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ginger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ginger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ginger in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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