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Kangas Family History

Kangas Name Meaning
Finnish: from kangas ‘pine heath’, a habitational name from a farmstead so named; traditionally this was convenient terrain for siting a farm, and the oldest holdings date back to the medieval period. Kangas was also widely adopted as an ornamental name during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is found mainly in Ostrobothnia.

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

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21,656 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,350 Military Records
4,165 Immigration Records
9,967 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kangas Families

  • Number of Kangas families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kangas families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kangas Family Origin

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Kangas Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kangas

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Kangas Family Occupations

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Military Service by Kangas

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