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Bing Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from Byng in Suffolk or a topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow (metaphorical use of Middle English bing ‘coffer bin’). Alternatively it may be from the Middle English word bing ‘coffer bin’ (from Old Norse bingr ‘bed bolster heap stook of corn’). This word is the source of the placename. 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. Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 邴: (i) from Bing (邴) the name of a fief granted to Bing Yu (邴豫) an official in the state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) from Bing (邴) the name of a fief (located in present-day Shandong province) granted to an official in the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 兵 of unexplained etymology. It is said to be a surname of the aboriginal inhabitants of Taiwan. Chinese: possibly from a Cantonese form of the Chinese names 炳 (meaning ‘bright’) or 冰 (meaning ‘ice’) which were monosyllabic personal names or part of disyllabic personal names of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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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 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 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 USA 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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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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