Tangen Family History

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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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Tangen Family Origin

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Tangen Family Occupations

What did your Tangen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tangen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 89% of Tangen's were Farmers. Farmer and Merchent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tangen.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchent


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tangen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tangen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Tangen Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tangen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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