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Range Family History

Range Name Meaning

German: nickname for a ragamuffin, from Middle High German range ‘naughty boy’, ‘urchin’. German: variant of Rang 3. French: from Old French renge ‘belt worn for battle’, with a wider sense in Middle French of ‘rein’, ‘strap’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles.

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


Similar surnames: Gange, Ranger, Runge, Prange, Ringe, Grange, Cange, Rang, Zang, Auge

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Where is the Range family from?

You can see how Range families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Range family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Range families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Range families living in Tennessee. This was about 53% of all the recorded Range's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Range families in 1840.
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What did your Range ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Range. 23% of Range men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Range women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Range were Labor and Cook.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Range. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Range 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Range. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Range. For the veterans among your Range ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Range lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Range life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Range in 1949 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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