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Chung Family History

Chung Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Zhong 1. Chinese : variant of Zong. Chinese : variant of Zhong 2. Chinese : variant of Cong. Korean: variant of Ch{ou}ng (see Chong).

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

Similar surnames: Chong, Ching, Hung, Chang, Cheung, Chun, Yung, Choung, Cheng, Jung

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Where is the Chung family from?

You can see how Chung families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chung family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Chung families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 580 Chung families living in California. This was about 86% of all the recorded Chung's in USA. California had the highest population of Chung families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chung surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chung ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chung. 16% of Chung men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Chung women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chung were Waiter and Cannery Worker. .

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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
  • Cook
  • Proprietor
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Packer
  • Proprietor
  • Cannery Worker
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What Chung family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Chung. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chung 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 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Chung. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Chung. For the veterans among your Chung ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chung lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Chung life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Chung in 1952 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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