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Streng Name Meaning

German: variant of Strang 2. German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German strenge ‘strong’, ‘brave’; ‘hard’, ‘pitiless’, hence a nickname for a strong or tough person. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a rope maker, from Middle Dutch strenc, stringe ‘rope’, ‘cord’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German streng ‘strict’, ‘severe’.

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


Similar surnames: Strang, Strenge, Strong, Spring, String, Stang, Strenger, Streit

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Where is the Streng family from?

You can see how Streng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Streng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Streng families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 58 Streng families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Streng's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Streng families in 1880.
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What did your Streng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Streng. 23% of Streng men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Streng women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Streng were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Assembler
    15%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Streng. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Streng. For the veterans among your Streng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Streng lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Streng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Streng in 1953 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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