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Sang Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named in the Rhineland. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name or nickname for a singer (see Sanger ). English and Scottish: nickname for a singer from Middle English and Older Scots sang(e) song(e) ‘song’. Compare Sanger Sangster . Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 桑 meaning ‘mulberry’ in Chinese: (i) from the placename of Qiong Sang (窮桑). It was located in present-day Qufu in Shandong province where the legendary king Shao Hao (c. 26th century BC) ascended the throne. Some of his descendants then acquired part of the placename Sang (桑) as their surname. (ii) from the personal name of Zi Sang (子桑) style name of Gong-Sun Zhi an official in the state of Qin (located in present-day W Shaanxi province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). His descendants inherited Sang (桑) part of his style name as their surname. (iii) from Sang (桑) the name of an ancient state (located in present-day Henan province). After it was annexed by the state of Qin (located originally in present-day W Shaanxi province) in 305 BC people adopted 桑 as their surname. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 商 and 尚 (see Shang 1 and ). Chinese: Hakka form of the surname 成 see Cheng 7: Vietnamese: possibly from a common Vietnamese personal name meaning ‘shaft of light’ or ‘bright shiny’.8: Burmese (Chin): from a part of a male compound personal name from sang ‘tall high’. A homonymous name of unexplained etymology is also found among the Kachin people. — Note: Since Chins and Kachins do not have hereditary surnames this name element was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.9: Cambodian: written សាំង same as Saing 10: East African (Kenya): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Tang, Wang, Fang, Pang, Lang, Kang, Zang, Sand, Yang, Song

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You can see how Sang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sang families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 39 Sang families living in British Columbia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Sang's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sang families in 1911.
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What did your Sang ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sang. 22% of Sang men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    22%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Laundryman
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sang in 1946 was 52, and 59 in 2004.

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