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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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Where is the Slinger family from?

You can see how Slinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Slinger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Slinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Slinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Slinger families in 1840.
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What did your Slinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Slinger. 21% of Slinger men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Slinger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Slinger were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Slinger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Slinger. For the veterans among your Slinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Slinger lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Slinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Slinger in 1961 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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