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About the study
Occupational name for a retail trader or a stallholder in a market, Middle English monger, manger
- A dealer in a specific commodity. Often used in combination: an ironmonger.
- A person promoting something undesirable or discreditable. Often used in combination: a scandalmonger; a warmonger.
MUNGER / MANGER tend to have been a mispelling of MONGER passed down through generations
Distribution of the name
Extensive reserach has idenitifed four key family groups originating in the UK and one from Germany.
- Hampshire - George Monger born sometime before 1650, he married Mary Bellamy. This Family was centered on an area to the North of Basingstoke around the villages of Pamber, Tadley , Sherborne and Silchester. Many Mongers still live in the area and parish records record many MONGER ceremonies. (2,220 tree entries)
- James Monger born 1809 in Faversham (548 tree entries)
- Surrey - James Monger 1663, this family went onto to run and operate the Copper industry in and around South Wales. (538 tree entries)
- Germany / US Johan David Manger, Born in Germany, emigrated to the US (1518 Tree Entries)
- UK/ US - Nicholas Monger Born 1623 in Kent. He emigrated to the US and this family can followed through CT & OH