Angus Name Meaning

Scottish and (less frequently) Irish: from the Gaelic personal name Aonghus, said to be composed of Celtic aon ‘one’ + gus ‘choice’. This was borne by an Irish god and a famous 8th-century Pictish king. It is also the name of a county on Tayside (named after him); in some cases the surname may be a regional name from this county.

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


Similar surnames: Argue, Annis, Angel, Angle, Kangas, Ange, Hanus, Manges, Bogus, Antos

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Angus Family Origin

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Angus Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Angus. The most common Angus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Angus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Angus family was Keeping House.

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Angus Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Angus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Angus in 1947 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Angus

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