Lang Family History

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Lang Name Meaning

Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire. Chinese : from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname. Vietnamese (Lãng): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Wang, Long, Zang, Sang, Fang, Yang, Ling, Bang, Leng, Tang

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Lang Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lang name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Lang Family Origin

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Lang Family Occupations

What did your Lang ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lang occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Lang's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lang family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lang.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Lang Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 451,000 census records available for the last name Lang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lang 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 96,000 immigration records available for the last name Lang. 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 123,000 military records available for the last name Lang. For the veterans among your Lang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lang Life Expectancy

What is the average Lang lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lang in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lang 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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