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Origin and Meaning of Arango

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noun A*ran"go
A bead of rough carnelian. Arangoes were formerly imported from Bombay for use in the African slave trade.

Etymology: The native name


Native name.

  1. A rough carnelian bead, formerly used in Africa as currency when buying slaves for the slave trade.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Arango

Juan Arango is a soccer player for the New York Cosmos (2010), Central University of Venezuela, Zulia FC, Caracas FC, C.F. Monterrey, C.F. Pachuca, Puebla F.C., RCD Mallorca, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Club Tijuana, and Venezuela national football team. Juan was born on May 17th, 1980 in Maracay.


Andrés Pastrana Arango is a President of Colombia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement, and Mayor of Bogotá. He was most active from 2005 to 2006. Andrés was born on August 17th, 1954 in Bogotá.


Luciano was born in 1955 in Florencia, Caquetá.


He was most active from 1980 to 1980. Julián was born Julián Arango on October 6th, 1968 in Colombia.


Jerónimo Arango is a co-founder and aurrerá. Jerónimo was born in 1925.



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Popularity of Arango as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arango U.S.
  White 7.72% 64.26%
  African American 0.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arango

People with the last name Arango are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Arango

  • How Popular is the name Arango? As a last name Arango was the 5,020th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Arango first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Arango is Saturday, August 18th, 1917.
  • How unique is the name Arango? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Arango. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Arango: Your name in reverse order is Ognara. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rognaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arango? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,998 people with the last name Arango.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arango? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Arango as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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