Zang Family History

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Zang Name Meaning

Chinese : from an area named Zang in the state of Lu, probably during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of the ruling clan of this area eventually adopted the place name Zang as their surname. South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from Middle High German zange ‘pliers’, German Zange.

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

Similar surnames: Wang, Lang, Fang, Sang, Pang, Yang, Tang, Kang, Zhang, Dang

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Zang Family Origin

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Zang Family Occupations

What did your Zang ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Zang occupation in Canada was Pump Maker. 100% of Zang's were Pump Makers.

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  • Pump Maker


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Zang Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zang 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zang. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zang. For the veterans among your Zang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zang Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Zang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zang in 1940 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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