Range Family History

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Range Name Meaning

German: nickname for a ragamuffin, from Middle High German range ‘naughty boy’, ‘urchin’. German: variant of Rang 3. French: from Old French renge ‘belt worn for battle’, with a wider sense in Middle French of ‘rein’, ‘strap’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles.

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

Similar surnames: Gange, Ranger, Runge, Prange, Ringe, Grange, Cange, Rang, Zang, Auge

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Range Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Range name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Range. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Range Family Origin

Where is the Range family from?

Range Family Occupations

What did your Range ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Range occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Range's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Range family was Servant. Farmer, At School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Range.

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  • Farmer

  • At School

  • Cultivateur

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Range ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Range Historical Records

What Range family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Range. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Range census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Range. 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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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Range. For the veterans among your Range ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Range Life Expectancy

What is the average Range lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Range life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Range in 1949 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Range ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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