Dang Family History

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Dang Name Meaning

Vietnamese ({D-}{aud}ng): unexplained. Chinese : The surname Dang comes from a branch of the ruling family of the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) that spread to the state of Jin and the state of Lu. The character now also means ‘political party’. German: from an old personal name Tanco, a cognate of modern German denken ‘to think’, Gedanke ‘thoughts’.

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

Similar surnames: Wang, Zang, Yang, Lang, Kang, Fang, Dong, Hang, Tang, Sang

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Dang Family Origin

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Dang Family Occupations

What did your Dang ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dang occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 17% of Dang's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dang. A less common occupation for the Dang family was Saloon.

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  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Saloon


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dang ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dang Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dang 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dang. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 389 military records available for the last name Dang. For the veterans among your Dang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dang Life Expectancy

What is the average Dang lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Dang in 1952 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dang 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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