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Chin Family History

Chin Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Chinn.Chinese : variant of Jin 1.Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qian.Chinese : variant of Qin 1.Chinese : variant of Qin 2.Chinese : variant of Jin 2.Chinese : variant of Jin 3.Korean: there are four Chinese characters for the surname Chin, representing five clans. At least three of the clans have origins in China; most of them migrated to Korea during the Kory{ou} period (ad 918–1392).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Chin Families

  • Number of Chin families
     200 - 397
     67 - 199
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chin families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chin Family Origin

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Chin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chin

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Chin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chin census records

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Chin Civil War Service Records

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