Last name origins & meanings:
- Chinese: from an area named Zang in the state of
Lu, probably during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc).
Descendants of the ruling clan of this area eventually adopted the
place name Zang as their surname.
- South German and Jewish
(Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from
Middle High German zange ‘pliers’, German Zange.
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