History of your Surname
Get access to Inger family records.Start a free trial

Inger Family History

Inger Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish ing ‘young’. English (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire): from the Middle English personal name Inger from Old Norse Yngvarr Ingvar whose later form was Ívarr (see Iverson ).

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


Similar surnames: Finger, Ingber, Unger, Singer, Engel, Enger, Binger, Zinger, Weinger

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Inger family from?

You can see how Inger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Inger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Inger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 112 Inger families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Inger's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Inger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Inger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Inger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Miner Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Inger. 19% of Inger men worked as a Coal Miner Hewer and 78% of Inger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Inger were Incapacitated and Hosiery Mender. .

View Census Data for Inger | Data not to scale

*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

  • Coal Miner Hewer
    19%
  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Joiner
    13%
  • Incapacitated
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Tobacco Stripper
    3%
  • Hosiery Mender
    3%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Inger family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Inger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Inger

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Inger. 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.

View all Inger immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 573 military records available for the last name Inger. For the veterans among your Inger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Inger military records

You've only scratched the surface of Inger family history

Discover More

What is the average Inger lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Inger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Inger in 1960 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Inger

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Inger family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Inger last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial