Fanger Family History
Fanger Name Meaning
German (Fänger) and Swiss German (Fanger): occupational name for a trapper, from an agent derivative of fangen ‘to catch’. Possibly French: habitational name from Le Fanget in Haute Loire, named from Old French fange ‘mud’, ‘mire’ (Old Occitan fanga).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press