Chong Family History

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Chong Name Meaning

Korean (Ch{ou}ng): there are three Chinese characters used to represent the Ch{ou}ng surname. The clans that use two of these characters are quite rare and are mostly found in Ch{ou}lla province; their origins are obscure. The more common of the three clans is the oldest and is widely distributed throughout the peninsula. Only the clans which use this more common character will be treated here. Some sources indicate that there are 215 separate Ch{ou}ng clans, but only 32 of them can be documented. The earliest and largest Ch{ou}ng clan began in 32 ad when Chibaekho, one of the six ruling elders of pre-Shilla Korea, received the surname of Ch{ou}ng from the Shilla King Yuri Isag{uu}m (ad 24–57). Ch{ou}ng is one of the most common Korean surnames. Chinese : variant of Zhuang. Chinese : Cantonese form of Zang 1. Chinese : variant of Zhong. Chinese : variant of Zhang 1. Chinese : variant of Zong.

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

Similar surnames: Chang, Hong, Chon, Song, Chung, Ching, Cheong, Tong, Yong, Zhong

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Chong Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chong. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • China


  • England & Wales


  • Korea & Northern China


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Japan


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Chong Family Origin

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Chong Family Occupations

What did your Chong ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chong occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Chong's were Laborers. Laborer, Laundry and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chong. A less common occupation for the Chong family was Laundryman.

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  • Laborer

  • Laundry

  • Clerk In Store

  • Laundryman


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Chong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Chong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chong census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Chong. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Chong. For the veterans among your Chong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chong Life Expectancy

What is the average Chong lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Chong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chong in 1943 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chong ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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