Wangen Family History

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Wangen Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Wang. Norwegian: variant spelling of Vangen, from the definite singular form of Vang (‘meadow’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Vangen, Tangen, Wang, Wanger, Hagen, Jansen, Mangen, Haagen, Walen

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Wangen Family Origin

Where is the Wangen family from?

Wangen Family Occupations

What did your Wangen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wangen family was Mill Wright. The most common Wangen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 79% of Wangen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wangen.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Mill Wright


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

Wangen Historical Records

What Wangen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wangen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wangen 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Wangen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wangen. For the veterans among your Wangen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wangen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wangen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wangen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wangen in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wangen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wangen 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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