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Stang Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stang German Stange ‘pole shaft’ hence a nickname for a tall thin person a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for spears and the like or a metonymic occupational name for a soldier. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms named Stang from Old Norse stǫng ‘pole bar rod’ referring to a long and narrow landscape formation.

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

Similar surnames: Strang, Sang, Spang, Zang, Staub, Spann, Stahl, Swango, Stagg, Stapf

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Where is the Stang family from?

You can see how Stang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stang families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 59 Stang families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 49% of all the recorded Stang's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Stang families in 1911.
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What did your Stang ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Stang. 74% of Stang 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
  • Labourer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmers Son
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stang. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Stang. For the veterans among your Stang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stang lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Stang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stang in 1948 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

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