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Junger Name Meaning

German (also Jünger): distinguishing name from Middle High German jünger ‘younger’ for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name usually a son who bore the same name as his father. The surname Junger is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Slovenia and elsewhere in central Europe. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive nickname from Middle High German junger German Junger ‘young man’.

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

Similar surnames: Hunger, Bunger, Junker, Unger, Yunger, Jaeger, Junge, Luger, Zanger

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Where is the Junger family from?

You can see how Junger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Junger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Junger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Junger families living in Cumberland. This was about 75% of all the recorded Junger's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Junger families in 1891.
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What did your Junger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Junger. 23% of Junger men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Junger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Junger were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Typist
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Junger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Junger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Junger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Junger. For the veterans among your Junger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Junger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Junger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Junger in 1945 was 54, and 77 in 2003.

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