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Tangen Family History

Tangen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the definite singular form of tange from Old Norse tangi ‘tongue (of land)’.

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

Similar surnames: Vangen, Hagen, Wangen, Tannen, Tande, Langen, Ringen, Tanger, Haagen

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Where is the Tangen family from?

You can see how Tangen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tangen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tangen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Tangen families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Tangen's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Tangen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tangen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tangen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Tangen. 100% of Tangen 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
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tangen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tangen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tangen. 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 728 military records available for the last name Tangen. For the veterans among your Tangen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tangen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tangen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tangen in 1955 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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