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Hang Name Meaning

Chinese : a comparatively rare surname in China, of later origin than most of the more common surnames. It was not until the Song dynasty (960–1279) that the current form of the character for the name became established, appearing in Hunan province after branching from a surname written with a similar character. Laotian or Cambodian: unexplained. Vietnamese: unexplained, South German and Swiss German: variant of Hank, a pet form of Johann or Heinrich.

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

Similar surnames: Tang, Wang, Zhang, Pang, Han, Yang, Kang, Sang, Chang, Fang

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Where is the Hang family from?

You can see how Hang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hang families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hang families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hang's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hang. 23% of Hang men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hang women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hang were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hang 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 Hang. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hang. For the veterans among your Hang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hang lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Hang in 1963 was 73, and 61 in 2004.

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