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Stenger Family History

Stenger Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a post maker or a carpenter, from Middle High German stange ‘pole’. Compare Stender.

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


Similar surnames: Stanger, Stender, Saenger, Strenger, Steiger, Steger, Stenner

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Where is the Stenger family from?

You can see how Stenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stenger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stenger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Stenger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Stenger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stenger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stenger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stenger. 13% of Stenger men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Stenger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stenger were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Stenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stenger 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 Stenger. 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 Stenger. For the veterans among your Stenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stenger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Stenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stenger in 1952 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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