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Lang Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Lang Families

  • Number of Lang families
     808 - 1,614
     270 - 807
     1 - 269
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lang families
     450 - 898
     151 - 449
     1 - 150
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lang families
     650 - 1,298
     217 - 649
     1 - 216
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lang Family Origin

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Lang Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lang

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Lang Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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