Angst Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name from Middle High German angest ‘narrowness’, i.e. ‘narrow place’ (whence the modern vocabulary word Angst ‘anxiety’, ‘fear’). Bahlow cites an early example, ‘Bertschi an der angist’ (1382), which is clearly topographical, but in other cases Angst may equally well be a nickname for a timid person.

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


Similar surnames: Unangst, Ast, Anger, Angle, Nast, Angel, Wang, Knost, Hengst, Yingst

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Angst Family Origin

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Angst Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, House Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Angst. The most common Angst occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Angst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Angst family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • House Carpenter

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Servant

    25%

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Angst Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Angst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Angst in 1945 was 22, and 64 in 2004.

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