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Manger Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German: occupational name for a retail trader, Middle English manger, monger, Middle Dutch manger, menger, Middle High German mangære, mengære (from Late Latin mango ‘salesman’, with the addition of the Germanic agent suffix). Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in southwestern Norway named as Mángr in Old Norse, perhaps from már ‘sea gull’ + angr ‘fjord’.

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


Similar surnames: Menger, Mander, Sanger, Ranger, Monger, Mager, Zanger, Fanger, Manser

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Where is the Manger family from?

You can see how Manger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Manger families living in Tennessee. This was about 29% of all the recorded Manger's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Manger families in 1840.
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What did your Manger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manger. 14% of Manger men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Manger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manger were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Manger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Manger. 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 Manger. For the veterans among your Manger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manger lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Manger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Manger in 1948 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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