Lang Family History

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Lang Name Meaning

Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire. Chinese : from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname. Vietnamese (Lãng): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Wang, Long, Zang, Sang, Fang, Yang, Ling, Bang, Leng, Tang

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Lang Family Origin

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Lang Family Occupations

What did your Lang ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lang. 9% of Lang men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Lang women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lang were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Retired
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lang Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 451,000 census records available for the last name Lang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lang 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 96,000 immigration records available for the last name Lang. 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 123,000 military records available for the last name Lang. For the veterans among your Lang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lang Life Expectancy

What is the average Lang lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lang in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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