When Joseph Strang was born on 3 November 1857, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Robert Strang, was 47 and his mother, Mary Russell, was 42. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Helen Ellen Blair. He lived in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891.
Scottish (Lanarkshire): variant of Strong .
German: topographic name from Middle High German stranc ‘strip of land’, or a habitational name from any of the places so called.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a rope maker, from Middle High German stranc, German Strang ‘cord, rope’.