Ba Name Meaning

African: unexplained. Compare Bah. Arabic: from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’. Vietnamese: unexplained. Chinese : from the name of the kingdom of Ba, which existed in Sichuan during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of some of the ruling class adopted the name of the kingdom as their surname. This character still has as one of its meanings an ancient name for Sichuan province. Researchers believe that another branch of the Ba clan came from Shanxi province during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). Additionally, when Manchus and Mongolians came from the north to China several hundred years ago, many adopted the surname Ba.

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


Similar surnames: Bo, Ma, Bai, Bu, Bao, Na, Bi, Ban, Lu, Du

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Ba Family Origin

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Ba Family Occupations

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  • Farm Hand

    67%
  • Farming

    33%

In 1880, the most common Ba occupation in the USA was Farm Hand. 67% of Ba's were Farm Hands. Farm Hand and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ba.

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Between 1979 and 2002, Ba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ba in 1979 was 31, and 33 in 2002.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ba

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