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Hang Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 杭: adopted in place of another Chinese surname 抗 (Kang in Mandarin pinyin) which can be traced back to San Kang (三抗/杭/伉) a noble official in the state of Wey (衛) during the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC). The two Chinese characters 抗 and 杭 were interchangeable in ancient Chinese. During the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127 AD) many people with the surname 抗 changed it to 杭 (which has a different meaning and pronunciation in modern Chinese). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 洪. See Hong Chinese: Teochew Hokkien or Taiwanese form of the surname 項 see Xiang Chinese: Teochew Hokkien or Taiwanese form of the surname 韓 see Han Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 幸 see Xing Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 康. See Kang 7: Vietnamese (Hạng): from the Chinese surname 項 see Xiang 8: Cambodian: written ហង្ស from a Khmer word denoting a kind of mythological bird (known in English by its Sanskrit name hamsa). Compare Hong 20.9: Southeast Asian (Hmong): from the name of the Hang clan of the Hmong people in Laos China and Vietnam; in Chinese characters it is written 項 (see Xiang 2 compare 3 above).10: Burmese (Chin): from a part of a male compound personal name possibly from hang ‘juice’. — Note: Since Chins do not have hereditary surnames this name element was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.1 South German and Swiss German: variant of Hank a pet form of Johann or Heinrich .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tang, Wang, Zhang, Pang, Han, Yang, Kang, Sang, Chang, Fang

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You can see how Hang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hang families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 29 Hang families living in British Columbia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hang's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Hang families in 1911.
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What did your Hang ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Book Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hang. 32% of Hang men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hang women worked as a Book Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hang were Cook and Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laundryman
  • Laundry
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Book Keeper
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Hang. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hang. For the veterans among your Hang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Hang in 1963 was 73, and 61 in 2004.

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