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Belanger Name Meaning

French (Bélanger): dissimilated form of Béranger (from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements bern ‘bear’ + ger ‘spear’) a cognate of Béringer (see Beringer ). Compare Bellanger 1 which is the most common form in France and also Baker Ballinger 2 Belangia Bellinger 3 and Belongia . English (of Norman origin): variant of Bellinger 1 itself a dissimilated form of Berringer a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Bellanger, Beringer, Bellenger, Bellinger, Palange, Bolinger

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Where is the Belanger family from?

You can see how Belanger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belanger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belanger families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there was 1 Belanger family living in Berkshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Belanger's in United Kingdom. Berkshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Belanger families in 1891.
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What did your Belanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belanger. 17% of Belanger men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Belanger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belanger were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Belanger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Belanger. For the veterans among your Belanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belanger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Belanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Belanger in 1942 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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