Wangsness Family History

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Wangsness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Sogn named Vangsnes, probably from Old Norse vangsni ‘plowshare’, (indicating a reef of that shape) + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

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

Similar surnames: Barsness, Langness, Sandness, Rogness, Eidsness, Garness, Fadness

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Wangsness Family Origin

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Wangsness Family Occupations

What did your Wangsness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Clerk In Store and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wangsness. A less common occupation for the Wangsness family was Housekeeper. The most common Wangsness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wangsness's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farming

  • Housekeeper


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Wangsness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wangsness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wangsness 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 76 immigration records available for the last name Wangsness. 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 142 military records available for the last name Wangsness. For the veterans among your Wangsness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wangsness Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wangsness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Wangsness in 1955 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wangsness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wangsness 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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