Strange Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Strange Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Strange name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Strange Family Origin

Where is the Strange family from?

Strange Family Occupations

What did your Strange ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Strange family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Strange. The most common Strange occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Strange's were Farmers.

View Census data for Strange | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Strange Historical Records

What Strange family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Strange

Passenger List

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.

View all Strange immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Strange military records

You've only scratched the surface of Strange family history.

Strange Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Strange

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strange 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.

Famous Strange Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name