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Origins of the Challener surname

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About the Challeners

We have a total number of 1215 records for people with the last name Challener.

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Where do most Challeners live?

In 1921, most Challeners lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Challeners

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We have 1,090 records for the Challener surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Challeners most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Challener first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Challeners

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Challeners in 1921
Domestic Servant


House Servant




At School


Brush Maker


Common Male occupations for Challeners in 1921
Coal Miner






Agricultural Labourer


Boot Maker


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