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Rang Name Meaning

variant of Range. topographic name for someone who lived by a bend or slope in a thoroughfare, from rang ‘bend’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rang, rank ‘curved’, ‘bending’; ‘slender’.

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


Similar surnames: Rand, Rank, Ranz, Wang, Rann, Fang, Bang, Rana, Range, Ring

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Where is the Rang family from?

You can see how Rang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rang families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rang families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rang's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rang. 31% of Rang men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Rang women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rang were Farm Laborer and Maid.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Inspector
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rang 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rang. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Rang. For the veterans among your Rang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rang lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rang in 1956 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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