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Hunger Family History

Hunger Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, Hun(e)ger, composed of the elements hun ‘bear cub’ + ger, gar ‘spear’. German: ethnic name from Ungar, Unger ‘Hungarian’. German: from Middle High German hunger ‘hunger’; a nickname for a thin or undernourished person, or sometimes a topographic name from a piece of land named with this word with reference to the infertility of the soil. English: probably from an Old English personal name, Hungar.

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


Similar surnames: Hunker, Junger, Hanger, Huger, Bunger, Unger, Hoger, Gunner, Manger

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Where is the Hunger family from?

You can see how Hunger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hunger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hunger families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hunger's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hunger families in 1840.
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What did your Hunger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hunger. 21% of Hunger men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hunger women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunger were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hunger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hunger. For the veterans among your Hunger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hunger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hunger in 1953 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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