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Wallinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Wallingen near Diedenhofen Lorraine. English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Waringar (ancient Germanic Warengar Guarenger composed of the elements warin ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’ + gair ‘spear’) with dissimilation of r-r to l-r.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Allinger, Waldinger, Willinger, Mallinger, Gallinger, Wasinger

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Where is the Wallinger family from?

You can see how Wallinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wallinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wallinger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Wallinger family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Wallinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wallinger families in 1840.
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What did your Wallinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wallinger. 23% of Wallinger men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Wallinger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wallinger were Truck Driver and Nurse. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Secretary
    29%
  • Nurse
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 561 immigration records available for the last name Wallinger. 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 618 military records available for the last name Wallinger. For the veterans among your Wallinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wallinger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Wallinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Wallinger in 1963 was 77, and 83 in 2003.

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