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Range Name Meaning

German: nickname for a ragamuffin, from Middle High German range ‘naughty boy’, ‘urchin’. German: variant of Rang 3. French: from Old French renge ‘belt worn for battle’, with a wider sense in Middle French of ‘rein’, ‘strap’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles.

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


Similar surnames: Gange, Ranger, Runge, Prange, Ringe, Grange, Cange, Rang, Zang, Auge

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Range Family Origin

Where is the Range family from?

Range Family Occupations

What did your Range ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Range occupation in the UK was Porter. 6% of Range's were Porters. Porter, Watch Fuzee Maker and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Range. A less common occupation for the Range family was Bandmaster.

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  • Porter

    6%
  • Watch Fuzee Maker

    6%
  • Baker

    3%
  • Bandmaster

    3%

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

Range Historical Records

What Range family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Range. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Range 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Range. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Range. For the veterans among your Range ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Range Life Expectancy

What is the average Range lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Range life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Range in 1949 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Range

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Range 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.

Famous Range Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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