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Enger Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from various farmsteads notably in eastern Norway so named from the plural indefinite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. South German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Enge Engen Engar Enger or Engern. South German: nickname from Middle High German enger ‘(feudal) obligation to a lord’.

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

Similar surnames: Engen, Engel, Eger, Wenger, Egger, Anger, Denger, Enser, Enge, Elmer

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Where is the Enger family from?

You can see how Enger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Enger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Enger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Enger families living in Suffolk. This was about 30% of all the recorded Enger's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Enger families in 1891.
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What did your Enger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Enger. 100% of Enger men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 100% of Enger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Enger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Enger. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Enger. For the veterans among your Enger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Enger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Enger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Enger in 1956 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

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