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Slinger Name Meaning

Northern English and Dutch: from an agent derivative of Middle English sling, Dutch slinge ‘strap for hurling stones’ (of Low German origin), hence an occupational name for a soldier or hunter armed with a sling, or nickname for someone who was a particularly good shot with this weapon. The word was also used of the ropes and pulleys used for lifting blocks of stone during building work, and the surname would also have denoted a worker who operated these slings. German: see Schlinger.

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


Similar surnames: Clinger, Springer, Singer, Swinger, Spinner, Seiner, Olinger

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Slinger Family Origin

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Slinger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Plasterer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Slinger family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slinger. The most common Slinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Slinger's were Farmers.

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