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The roots of the distinguished surname Fanger lie in the northwestern regions of Germany. The name is a variation of the surname "Fänger," which means "catcher." It is likely that the name is occupational in origin, first used to indicate someone who worked as an animal catcher.

Fanger Early Origins



The surname Fanger was first found in the northwestern regions of Germany, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The young Fanger family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Fanger Spelling Variations


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Fanger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fang, Fäng, Fänger, Fanger, Fangman, Fangmann, Fangeman, Fangemann and many more.

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Fanger Early History


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Fanger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fanger research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1793 and 1879 are included under the topic Early Fanger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fanger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fanger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fanger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Woolf Fangerer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738; Wilhelm Fang, who emigrated from Württemburg to North America in 1830; Anton Fangeman and Henry Fangeman, who both came to Baltimore in 1834.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Fanger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fanger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 December 2014 at 11:59.

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