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Vang Family History

Vang Name Meaning

Scandinavian (Swedish also Vång): habitational or ornamental name from any of numerous farmsteads and other places so named, from Old Norse vangr ‘field’, ‘meadow’, Swedish vång. See also Wang. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wang. Laotian: unexplained. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wang, Lang, Sang, Vong, Pang, Tang, Hang, Van, Yang, Bang

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Where is the Vang family from?

You can see how Vang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Vang families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Vang families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 54% of all the recorded Vang's in the USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Vang families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vang. 25% of Vang men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Vang women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vang were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    25%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vang 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vang. 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 225 military records available for the last name Vang. For the veterans among your Vang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vang lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Vang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Vang in 1963 was 79, and 59 in 2004.

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