Wanger Family History

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Wanger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Wang or Wangen (meaning ‘grass slope’). South German: metathesized variant of Wagner.

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

Similar surnames: Ranger, Anger, Wenger, Tanger, Zanger, Waner, Swanger, Ganger, Winger

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Wanger Family Origin

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Wanger Family Occupations

What did your Wanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Wanger's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wanger. A less common occupation for the Wanger family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Wanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wanger. 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 Wanger. For the veterans among your Wanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wanger Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wanger in 1957 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wanger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wanger 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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