Lange Family History

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Lange Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: variant of Lang. French (L’Ange): nickname from ange ‘angel’, with the definite article l’.

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

Similar surnames: Range, Langa, Langer, Lang, Linge, Lage, Langel, Ange, Lance, Long

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Lange Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lange name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Lange Family Origin

Where is the Lange family from?

Lange Family Occupations

What did your Lange ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lange family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lange. The most common Lange occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Lange's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Lange Historical Records

What Lange family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 144,000 census records available for the last name Lange. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lange 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Lange. 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 80,000 military records available for the last name Lange. For the veterans among your Lange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lange Life Expectancy

What is the average Lange lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lange in 1942 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lange 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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