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Spang Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of buckles from Middle High German spange ‘clasp buckle ornamental fastening’. Compare Spong Swedish (Spång): topographic or ornamental name from spång ‘footbridge plank’ possibly representing an element of a placename. Compare Spong

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


Similar surnames: Stang, Sang, Span, Spann, Sprang, Zang, Spong, Spangle, Spach, Spark

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Where is the Spang family from?

You can see how Spang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spang families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Spang families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Spang's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Spang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spang. 16% of Spang men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Spang women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spang were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Spang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spang 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 Spang. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Spang. For the veterans among your Spang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spang lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Spang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Spang in 1952 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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