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Sang Name Meaning

Scottish: possibly a shortened form of Sang(st)er (see Sanger 2). German: habitational name from any of several places so named in the Rhineland. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name or nickname for a singer (see Sanger 1). Chinese : from a character in the name of Qiongsang, a place in present-day Shandong province. A son of the legendary emperor Huang Di (26th century bc), Shao Hao, also known as Jin Tianshi (see Jin) was enthroned at Qiongsang. Some descendants adopted the second character of the place name, Sang, as their surname. Another account of the source of the name in this form derives it from the legendary emperor Shen Nong, (2734–2697 bc), who was also referred to as Sangshui Shi.

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

Similar surnames: Tang, Wang, Fang, Pang, Lang, Kang, Zang, Sand, Yang, Song

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Where is the Sang family from?

You can see how Sang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sang families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sang family living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sang's in the USA. North Carolina and 3 other states had the highest population of Sang families in 1840.
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What did your Sang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sang. 19% of Sang men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Sang women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sang were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Waiter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sang 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Sang. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sang. For the veterans among your Sang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sang lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sang in 1946 was 52, and 59 in 2004.

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