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The LANG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 59,843 499 0.022 222
United States (1880 census) 14,316 402 0.029 286
Change since 1880 +45527 -97 -0.007 -64
Other Countries
Australia 4,013 371 0.025 245
United Kingdom 8,306 739 0.018 181
Top States for LANG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 5,075 607 0.015 150
Florida 4,217 418 0.026 264
New York 3,755 398 0.020 198
Pennsylvania 3,348 315 0.027 273
Ohio 3,150 357 0.028 277
Top States for LANG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 457 81 0.071 712
Wisconsin 2,389 146 0.045 445
New Hampshire 517 305 0.042 418
Minnesota 2,017 162 0.041 410
Kansas 934 244 0.035 347


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LANG live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LANG represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LANG in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LANG by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LANG

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LANG surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LANG surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LANG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 975 1.63
Mixed Race 844 1.41
Native American/Alaskan 335 0.56
White (Caucasian) 50,364 84.16
Black/African American 5,924 9.9
Asian/Pacific 1,400 2.34

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LANG surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LANG in historical publications

gp LANG. A common prefix to names of places which have become surnames, as in Langhourne, Langshaw, Laugton, Laugridge, Langford, Langdale, i.e., respectively, the long stream,- wood, -enclosure, -ridge, -ford, -dale.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LANG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LANG.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LANG

The following words are slight variants of LANG that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.