Vangen Family History

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Vangen Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: unexplained; most probably a variant of Van Geen, a habitational name fron an unidentified place, possibly Gein in Jutphaas (south of Utrecht), Gene in Vreren (Belgium), or Geem in East Flanders. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named with the definite singular of vang, from Old Norse vangr ‘field’, ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Tangen, Wangen, Hagen, Haagen, Vang, Lingen, Bingen, Langen, Manger

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Vangen Family Origin

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Vangen Family Occupations

What did your Vangen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vangen. 35% of Vangen men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Vangen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vangen were Carpenter and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    40%
  • Switchboard Operator
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%

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

Vangen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vangen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vangen 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Vangen. 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 215 military records available for the last name Vangen. For the veterans among your Vangen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vangen Life Expectancy

What is the average Vangen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vangen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Vangen in 1962 was 71, and 92 in 2004.

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