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Hunger Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Hun(e)ger composed of the elements hūn ‘bear cub’ + gēr gār ‘spear’. German: ethnic name from Ungar Unger ‘Hungarian’. German: from Middle High German hunger ‘hunger’ applied as a nickname for a thin or undernourished person or sometimes a topographic name from a piece of land named with this word with reference to the infertility of the soil. English: from the Middle English personal name Hunger. This could be the Old Norse name Hungeirr (cognate with 1 above) or a borrowing into Old French of ancient Germanic Hunger (perhaps huni- ‘Hun’ + -garwa ‘ready able’).

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

Similar surnames: Hunker, Junger, Hanger, Huger, Bunger, Unger, Hoger, Gunner, Manger

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You can see how Hunger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hunger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 15 Hunger families living in London. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hunger's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hunger families in 1891.
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What did your Hunger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hunger. 100% of Hunger 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hunger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hunger. For the veterans among your Hunger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hunger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hunger in 1953 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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