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Stang Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stang, German Stange ‘pole’, ‘shaft’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for spears and the like, or a metonymic occupational name for a soldier.

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


Similar surnames: Strang, Sang, Spang, Zang, Staub, Spann, Stahl, Swango, Stagg, Stapf

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Where is the Stang family from?

You can see how Stang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stang families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Stang family living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Stang's in the USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Stang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stang. 23% of Stang men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Stang women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stang were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Stang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stang 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stang. 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 Stang. For the veterans among your Stang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stang lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Stang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stang in 1948 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

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