Stranger Family History

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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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Stranger Family Origin

Where is the Stranger family from?

Stranger Family Occupations

What did your Stranger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stranger. The most common Stranger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Stranger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stranger family was Book Keeper In Cooper Shop.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Book Keeper In Cooper Shop


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stranger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stranger Historical Records

What Stranger family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Stranger

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Stranger Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stranger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stranger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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