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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


Similar surnames: Tangen, Wangen, Hagen, Haagen, Vang, Lingen, Bingen, Langen, Manger

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Vangen Family Origin

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Vangen Family Occupations

What did your Vangen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vangen occupation in the USA was Farming. 100% of Vangen's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

    100%

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Vangen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vangen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vangen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Vangen. 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 Card

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

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Vangen Life Expectancy

What is the average Vangen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vangen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Vangen in 1962 was 71, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vangen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vangen 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.

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