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.
Early Origins of the Fanger family
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.
Early History of the Fanger family
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Fanger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fang, Fäng, Fänger, Fanger, Fangman, Fangmann, Fangeman, Fangemann and many more.
Early Notables of the Fanger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fanger family to the New World and Oceana
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.