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Where did the English Hang family come from? What is the English Hang family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hang family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hang family history?The name Hang is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in an area that was referred to as the ing, which means the meadow. The name could also have been a batismal name as in son of Inge.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hang are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hang include: Inge, Ing and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hang research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1684, 1527 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Hang History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hang Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hang or a variant listed above:
Hang Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hang Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hang Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hang Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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