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Strong Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English strong(e) strang(e) ‘strong powerful’ (Old English strang). Americanized form of French Trahan . Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish Stark .

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

Similar surnames: Streng, Strang, String, Stang, Trone, Tong, Sprung, Strom, Sprong

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Where is the Strong family from?

You can see how Strong families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strong family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strong families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 582 Strong families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Strong's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Strong families in 1911.
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What did your Strong ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Strong. 43% of Strong men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Strong women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strong were Trapper and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Trapper

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Income
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 329,000 census records available for the last name Strong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strong 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Strong. 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 74,000 military records available for the last name Strong. For the veterans among your Strong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strong lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Strong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Strong in 1943 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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