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Pang Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a village called Pang, which was granted to a descendant of Bi Gonggao, the 15th son of the virtuous duke Wu Wang, whose magnanimous rule led to the establishment of the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc. Later descendants adopted the name of the village as their surname. Chinese : from the name of a prince of the Yin dynasty (1401–1122 bc), Pang Boling. Chinese : variant of Peng. Korean: there are five Chinese characters for this surname; only one, however, is common enough to warrant treatment here. The clan associated with this character is the Onyang Pang. The founding ancestor of this clan was a Tang Chinese named Pang Chi, who lived in Hunan province, China, until his migration to Shilla in 669. There is a gap in the records after Pang Chi. The ancestor who settled in the Onyang area was named Pang Un. He served the early Koryo Wang Dynasty faithfully, so when he retired to the Onyang area, local geographic features were named after him and many of his descendants continued to live there, hence the name of their clan. Variant of German Bang.

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


Similar surnames: Wang, Yang, Pan, Tang, Kang, Pong, Fang, Sang, Ping, Zang

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You can see how Pang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pang families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pang families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Pang's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pang families in 1840.
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What did your Pang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Trimmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pang. 16% of Pang men worked as a Proprietor and 9% of Pang women worked as a Trimmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pang were Bookkeeper and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Trimmer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Packer
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Pang. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pang. For the veterans among your Pang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pang lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Pang in 1941 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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