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Pang Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 龐 meaning ‘mammoth massive’ or ‘face’ in Chinese: (i) from the placename Pang (龐) the name of a fief (located in southeastern Hancheng in Shaanxi province) granted to descendants of Bi Gong Gao (Duke of Bi) the 15th son of the virtuous King Wen of Zhou (1152–1056 BC). (ii) in some families this surname goes back to various minority ethnic groups in ancient western China. Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 逄 (meaning ‘stop' in ancient Chinese) (also written as 逢 in ancient Chinese): (i) from Pang (逄) the name of a fief granted to Pang Boling (逄伯陵) an official who lived during the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 BC). (ii) said to be borne by descendants of Pang Meng (逄孟) a legendary figure who was versed in archery during the early Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). Chinese: Cantonese and Hakka form of the surname 彭. Also Cantonese form of the surname 蓬. See Peng 1 and Chinese: Teochew Hokkien and Taiwanese form of the surname 馮 see Feng The dialects in which this form is used can be found in eastern Guangdong Fujian and Taiwan from where many people migrated to Singapore Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 潘 see Pan Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 范 see Fan 7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 方 see Fang 8: Korean: written 방 in Chinese characters 方 meaning ‘direction’. There are actually five Chinese characters for this surname; however only 方 is common enough to warrant treatment here. The clan associated with this character is the Onyang Pang which was founded by a scholar of the Tang Chinese Royal Academy called Pang Chi (方 智) who lived in Hunan province China until his migration to Shilla in AD 669. There is a gap in the records after Pang Chi; the ancestor who settled in the Onyang area of Ch’ungch’ŏng South Province at the beginning of the Koryŏ kingdom was named Pang Un (方 雲). Three other Pang clans are descended from the Onyang Pang clan. Compare Bang

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


Similar surnames: Wang, Yang, Pan, Tang, Kang, Pong, Fang, Sang, Ping, Zang

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You can see how Pang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pang families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Pang families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pang's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pang families in 1911.
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What did your Pang ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laundryman and Laundryman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pang. 32% of Pang men worked as a Laundryman and 100% of Pang women worked as a Laundryman. .

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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

  • Laundryman
    32%
  • Cook
    25%
  • Waiter
    25%
  • Labourer
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Laundryman
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Pang lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Pang in 1941 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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