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Unger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had trade relations with Hungary from Middle High German Unger ‘Hungarian’ (see also Ungar ). It is also found in Czechia Slovenia and Slovakia.

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

Similar surnames: Ungar, Hunger, Junger, Ungaro, Unser, Inger, Lunger, Enger, Zanger

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Where is the Unger family from?

You can see how Unger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Unger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Unger families living in Lancashire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Unger's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Unger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Unger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Unger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Co Director Sausage Case Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Unger. 50% of Unger men worked as a Co Director Sausage Case Maker and 78% of Unger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Unger were Clock Merchant (retired) and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • Co Director Sausage Case Maker
  • Clock Merchant (retired)

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Unger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unger 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Unger. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Unger. For the veterans among your Unger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Unger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Unger in 1944 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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