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Zang Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 臧 which means ‘good right’: from the placename Zang (臧) the name of a fief (located in present-day Qixia in Shandong province) granted to Kou son of the Duke Xiao of Lu (ruler of the state of Lu died 769 BC). His descendants later inherited the name of the fiefdom 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Zang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zang family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zang families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 2 Zang families living in Midlothian. This was about 67% of all the recorded Zang's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Zang families in 1841.
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What did your Zang ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Zang. 100% of Zang men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
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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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What is the average Zang lifespan?

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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