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Strange Family History

Strange Name Meaning

English: nickname for an incomer, a newcomer to an area, from Middle English strange ‘foreign’ (a reduced form of Old French estrange, Latin extraneus, from extra ‘outside’).

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

Similar surnames: Lestrange, Stranger, Grange, Strenge, Stanger, Strong, Stringer

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Where is the Strange family from?

You can see how Strange families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strange family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strange families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 27 Strange families living in Virginia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Strange's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Strange families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Strange surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Strange ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Strange. 19% of Strange men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Strange women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strange were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Strange. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strange 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Strange. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Strange. For the veterans among your Strange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strange lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Strange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Strange in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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