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Dang Family History

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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Where is the Dang family from?

You can see how Dang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dang families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Dang families living in Missouri. This was about 31% of all the recorded Dang's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Dang families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dang. 17% of Dang men worked as a Proprietor and 29% of Dang women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dang were Farmer and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    29%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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