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Bing Family History

Bing Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation; probably a topographic name for someone living near a bing, a northern dialect word recorded with the senses ‘heap’, ‘bin’, ‘receptacle’ (probably from Old Norse bingr ‘stall’). Jewish (western Ashkenazic) and Danish: habitational name from Bing, a shortened form of Bingen. Danish: metonymic occupational name, from bing ‘storage bin for grain’, for someone who either made or used such containers.

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


Similar surnames: Ing, Ring, Bink, King, Ling, Tong, Bang, Wing, Ming, Banz

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Where is the Bing family from?

You can see how Bing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bing families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Bing families living in South Carolina. This was about 43% of all the recorded Bing's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Bing families in 1840.
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What did your Bing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bing. 22% of Bing men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bing women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bing were Clerk and Laundress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Laundress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bing census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bing. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Bing. For the veterans among your Bing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bing lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Bing in 1952 was 19, and 75 in 2004.

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