Tange History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Tange surname comes form the Old French word "tenche," which was a type of freshwater fish; as such it is thought to have evolved from a nickname. 
Early Origins of the Tange family
The surname Tange was first found in Lincolnshire where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 first list the name as John Tenche. 
Early History of the Tange family
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Tange Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tange family name include Tench, Tenche, Tenches, Tenge, Tange, Tanch and others.
Early Notables of the Tange family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Teonge (1621-1690), English chaplain in the Navy and diarist, a native of Wolverton, Warwickshire, son of George Teonge. "Previous to 1670 he was rector of Alcester. On 7 June 1670 he was...
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Migration of the Tange family to Ireland
Some of the Tange family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tange migration to the United States +
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tange surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Tange Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Tange, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1810
Contemporary Notables of the name Tange (post 1700) +
- Sir Arthur Harold Tange, CBE
- Otto Tange, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 68 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Related Stories +
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)