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Yunger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Junger ‘young man’.

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

Similar surnames: Junger, Younger, Yunker, Yinger, Lunger, Yaeger, Unger, Yung, Younker

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Where is the Yunger family from?

You can see how Yunger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yunger family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yunger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there was 1 Yunger family living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded Yunger's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Yunger families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yunger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yunger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Machinist and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yunger. 27% of Yunger men worked as a Machinist and 100% of Yunger women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Machinist
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yunger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yunger 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 321 immigration records available for the last name Yunger. 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 274 military records available for the last name Yunger. For the veterans among your Yunger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yunger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Yunger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yunger in 1963 was 64, and 91 in 2004.

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