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Stanger Name Meaning

English (mainly Newcastle and Durham): of uncertain origin, probably a derivative of northern Middle English stang ‘pole’ (of Old Norse origin). Possible meanings include a topographic name for someone who lived by a pole or stake (compare Stakes) or an occupational name for someone armed with one. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for someone who had ‘ridden the stang’, i.e. been carried on a pole through the streets as an object of derision, in punishment for some misdemeanor. However, this custom is of uncertain antiquity. Orcadian: probably a habitational name from a minor place called Stanagar in the parish of Stromness. German: occupational name for a maker of shafts for spears and the like, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stange ‘pole’, ‘shaft’.

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


Similar surnames: Sanger, Swanger, Stenger, Stang, Staiger, Tanner, Tanger, Ranger

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Stanger Family Origin

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Stanger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Minister

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stanger. A less common occupation for the Stanger family was Minister. The most common Stanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Stanger's were Farmers.

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