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The LANGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 29,977 1068 0.011 111
United States (1880 census) 4,061 1520 0.008 81
Change since 1880 +25916 +452 +0.003 +30
Other Countries
Australia 1,488 1104 0.009 91
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for LANGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 2,598 121 0.048 484
Illinois 2,254 474 0.018 181
California 2,225 1413 0.007 66
Minnesota 1,927 168 0.039 392
Texas 1,881 1282 0.009 90
Top States for LANGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 2,598 121 0.048 484
Minnesota 1,927 168 0.039 392
Iowa 1,036 231 0.035 354
Nebraska 509 249 0.030 297
North Dakota 155 416 0.024 241


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

Classification and Origin of LANGE

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LANGE 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.

Ethnic distribution of LANGE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 471 1.57
Black/African American 435 1.45
Mixed Race 336 1.12
Asian/Pacific 138 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 93 0.31
White (Caucasian) 28,505 95.09

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

Meaning of LANGE in historical publications

LANG. LANGE. A-Sax and O. Eng Long, tall. Also local. De Lang. H.E.

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 LANGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LANGE.

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 LANGE

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