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Streng Surname Meaning

German: variant of Strang German: from Middle High German Middle Low German strenge ‘strong brave’; ‘hard pitiless’ hence a nickname for a strong or tough person. This surname (in any of the possible senses; see also 1 above) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Strang Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a rope maker from Middle Dutch strenc stringe ‘rope cord’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German streng ‘strict severe’.

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

Similar surnames: Strang, Strenge, Strong, Spring, String, Stang, Strenger, Streit

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Where is the Streng family from?

You can see how Streng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Streng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Streng families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Streng families living in New Brunswick. This was about 78% of all the recorded Streng's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Streng families in 1911.
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What did your Streng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Streng. 23% of Streng men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Streng women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Streng were Truck Driver and 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Assembler
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Streng. For the veterans among your Streng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Streng lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Streng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Streng in 1953 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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