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Senger Family History

Senger Name Meaning

German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Dutch: variant of German Sänger, Jewish and Dutch Sanger (see Sanger 1). German: habitational name for someone from Seng in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Sanger, Singer, Saenger, Engel, Wenger, Seeger, Seiger, Seger, Denger

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Where is the Senger family from?

You can see how Senger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Senger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Senger families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Senger's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Senger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Senger. 15% of Senger men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Senger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senger were Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Senger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senger 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 Senger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Senger. For the veterans among your Senger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Senger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Senger in 1953 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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