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Stringer Family History

Stringer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from an agent derivative of Middle English streng ‘string’. In Yorkshire, where it is still particularly common, Redmonds argues that the surname may have been connected with iron working, a stringer having operated some form of specialist hearth.

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

Similar surnames: Springer, String, Slinger, Stanger, Strenger, Striker, Stranger

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Where is the Stringer family from?

You can see how Stringer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stringer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stringer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 28 Stringer families living in Kentucky. This was about 17% of all the recorded Stringer's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Stringer families in 1840.
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What did your Stringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stringer. 22% of Stringer men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Stringer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stringer were Truck Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 191,000 census records available for the last name Stringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stringer 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Stringer. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Stringer. For the veterans among your Stringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stringer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Stringer in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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