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Sanger Name Meaning

German (Sänger), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German senger, Middle Dutch sangher, sengher, German Sänger ‘singer’, an occupational name for a singer or chorister, or in the case of the Jewish name for a cantor in a synagogue. English, from Old English sangere ‘singer’, occupational name for a singer or chorister, or nickname for a cheerful person who was always singing.

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


Similar surnames: Zanger, Saenger, Stanger, Sager, Manger, Singer, Saeger, Senger

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Where is the Sanger family from?

You can see how Sanger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sanger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sanger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Sanger families living in Massachusetts. This was about 32% of all the recorded Sanger's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Sanger families in 1840.
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What did your Sanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sanger. 12% of Sanger men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Sanger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sanger were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Sanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanger 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Sanger. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Sanger. For the veterans among your Sanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sanger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sanger in 1942 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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