Lang Name Meaning

Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire. Chinese : from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname. Vietnamese (Lãng): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wang, Long, Zang, Sang, Fang, Yang, Ling, Bang, Leng, Tang

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Lang Family Origin

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Lang Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Clerk

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lang family was Clerk. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lang. The most common Lang occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Lang's were Farmers.

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Lang Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Lang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lang in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lang

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