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Zang Name Meaning

Chinese : from an area named Zang in the state of Lu, probably during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of the ruling clan of this area eventually adopted the place name Zang as their surname. South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from Middle High German zange ‘pliers’, German Zange.

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


Similar surnames: Wang, Lang, Fang, Sang, Pang, Yang, Tang, Kang, Zhang, Dang

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Where is the Zang family from?

You can see how Zang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zang family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zang families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Zang family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Zang's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Zang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zang. 14% of Zang men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Zang women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zang were Machinist and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zang 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 Zang. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zang. For the veterans among your Zang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zang lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Zang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zang in 1940 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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