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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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Sanger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sanger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sanger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • France

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Sanger Family Origin

Where is the Sanger family from?

Sanger Family Occupations

What did your Sanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Sanger's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sanger. A less common occupation for the Sanger family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sanger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sanger Historical Records

What Sanger family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Sanger Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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