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Saenger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger ‘singer’.

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

Similar surnames: Sanger, Saeger, Senger, Zanger, Stenger, Sager, Swanger, Jaeger

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Where is the Saenger family from?

You can see how Saenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saenger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Saenger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Saenger families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Saenger's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Saenger families in 1880.
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What did your Saenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saenger. 21% of Saenger men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Saenger women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saenger were Clerk and Housework.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Saenger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Saenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Saenger in 1952 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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