Kangas Family History

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Kangas Name Meaning

Finnish: from kangas ‘pine heath’, a habitational name from a farmstead so named; traditionally this was convenient terrain for siting a farm, and the oldest holdings date back to the medieval period. Kangas was also widely adopted as an ornamental name during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is found mainly in Ostrobothnia.

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

Similar surnames: Kang, Mangas, Mangal, Kaas, Angus, Canas, Vargas, Banyas, Panas

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Kangas Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kangas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Finland


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Kangas Family Origin

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Kangas Family Occupations

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Kangas Historical Records

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Kangas Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kangas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kangas in 1944 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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