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Stranger Name Meaning

English: nickname for an incomer, a newcomer to an area, from Middle English stran(u)gere ‘stranger’, ‘foreigner’.

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


Similar surnames: Strange, Stanger, Stringer, Sanger, Strenger, Springer, Tranter

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Where is the Stranger family from?

You can see how Stranger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stranger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stranger families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Stranger families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Stranger's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Stranger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stranger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stranger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stranger. 27% of Stranger men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Stranger women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stranger were Clerk 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
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    32%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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What Stranger family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Stranger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stranger 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Stranger. 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 Stranger. For the veterans among your Stranger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stranger lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Stranger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Stranger in 1958 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

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