Joseph Lang

18 February 1868–17 October 1938 (Age 70)
Castlepoles, County Cavan, Ireland

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Lang was born on 18 February 1868, in Castlepoles, County Cavan, Ireland, his father, Joseph Lang, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Stokes, was 26. He married Julia Harvey on 13 April 1904, in Kilnamanagh, County Wexford, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in County Cavan, Ireland in 1868. He died on 17 October 1938, in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lang
Julia Harvey
Marriage: 13 April 1904
Joseph Arthur Lang

Spouse and Children


    Julia Harvey


13 April 1904
Kilnamanagh, County Wexford, Ireland


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Lang


    Sarah Stokes




    John Lang


    Thomas Lang



    James William Lang


    Jane Lang


+6 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 51

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 52

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 58

De Valera founds the new Fianna Fail party.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.2 Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.3 Chinese 郎: from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Lang, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • Joseph Lang, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Joseph, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

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