A Swedish, Danish and Norwegian surname, the name Vang comes from the Old Norse term ‘vangr’ which means a garden, meadow or field area. The Vang surname is also from Asia, especially from the Southeast Asian region where is a common family name. A spelling variation for Vang is Veng. The Vang surname in Asia would also be Yaaj and Wang. In the city of London in England is where the majority of families with the Vang surname have lived over the decades. Within the United States the early Vang families settled in Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Illinois. In Otter Tail County, Minnesota there is a Vang Cemetery as well as the Vang Lutheran Cemetery in Cavalier County, North Dakota. Famous: Ben Vang (actor), Ka Vang (playwright, poet and fiction writer), Heng Wanglue Vang (champion soccer player) and Jairi Vang (actor).