Stang Family History

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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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Stang Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stang name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stang. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Stang Family Origin

Where is the Stang family from?

Stang Family Occupations

What did your Stang ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stang occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Stang's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stang family was Frmr. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stang.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Frmr


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stang ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stang Historical Records

What Stang family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Stang Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stang

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stang ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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