Vangen Family History
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Vangen Name Meaning
Dutch and Belgian: unexplained; most probably a variant of Van Geen, a habitational name fron an unidentified place, possibly Gein in Jutphaas (south of Utrecht), Gene in Vreren (Belgium), or Geem in East Flanders. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named with the definite singular of vang, from Old Norse vangr ‘field’, ‘meadow’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press