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Scanga Family History

Scanga Name Meaning

Italian: variant of Sganga possibly from a short form of a compound name formed with Sicilian sgangari ‘to glean pick pull out’.

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


Similar surnames: Scanio, Scinta, Sang, Scala, Sanna, Franca, Rang, Canela, Scalia

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Where is the Scanga family from?

You can see how Scanga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scanga family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Scanga families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Scanga families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Scanga's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scanga families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scanga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scanga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scanga. 58% of Scanga men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Scanga women worked as a Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    58%
  • Ventilation Dept
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Section Hand
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Scanga family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 537 census records available for the last name Scanga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scanga census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 418 immigration records available for the last name Scanga. 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 Cards

There are 142 military records available for the last name Scanga. For the veterans among your Scanga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scanga lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Scanga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Scanga in 1958 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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