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Hanger Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English hanger, hangre ‘wood on a steep hillside’, or habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Hanger in Netley Marsh, Hampshire.

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


Similar surnames: Hunger, Ranger, Manger, Hager, Anger, Hanmer, Sanger, Hamer, Fanger

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Where is the Hanger family from?

You can see how Hanger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Hanger families living in Virginia. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hanger's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hanger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanger. 22% of Hanger men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Hanger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanger were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanger. 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 Hanger. For the veterans among your Hanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanger lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hanger in 1954 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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