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Strenger Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German stranc ‘strip of land’, or habitational name from any of several places called Strang, named with this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strict or severe person from an inflected form of German streng (see Streng).

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

Similar surnames: Streng, Springer, Sprenger, Strenge, Stenger, Stanger, Strecker

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Where is the Strenger family from?

You can see how Strenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strenger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strenger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Strenger family living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Strenger's in USA. Indiana and 3 other states had the highest population of Strenger families in 1840.
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What did your Strenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Strenger. 23% of Strenger men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Strenger women worked as a Saleswoman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strenger were Operator and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleswoman
  • New Worker
  • Cook
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Strenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strenger 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Strenger. 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 281 military records available for the last name Strenger. For the veterans among your Strenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strenger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Strenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Strenger in 1962 was 65, and 92 in 2004.

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