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Winger Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Winegar, composed of the elements wine ‘friend’ + gar ‘spear’. German: habitational name from any of several places in Alsace (now part of France) named Wingen. Swedish: ornamental name from ving(e) ‘wing’ + the agentive suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Ringer, Winge, Winter, Widger, Winder, Winzer, Minger, Finger, Wilger

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Where is the Winger family from?

You can see how Winger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Winger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Winger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Winger families in 1840.
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What did your Winger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Winger. 22% of Winger men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Winger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winger were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Winger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Winger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Winger. For the veterans among your Winger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winger lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Winger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Winger in 1949 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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