Angus Family History

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Angus Name Meaning

Scottish and (less frequently) Irish: from the Gaelic personal name Aonghus, said to be composed of Celtic aon ‘one’ + gus ‘choice’. This was borne by an Irish god and a famous 8th-century Pictish king. It is also the name of a county on Tayside (named after him); in some cases the surname may be a regional name from this county.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Argue, Annis, Angel, Angle, Kangas, Ange, Hanus, Manges, Bogus, Antos

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Angus Family Origin

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Angus Family Occupations

What did your Angus ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Angus family was Annuitant. Farmer, Labourer and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Angus. The most common Angus occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Angus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Servant

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Angus ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Angus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Angus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Angus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Angus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Angus. For the veterans among your Angus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Angus Life Expectancy

What is the average Angus lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Angus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Angus in 1947 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Angus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Angus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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