Chung Family History

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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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Chung Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chung name?

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

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  • China


  • Korea & Northern China


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Japan


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Chung Family Origin

Where is the Chung family from?

Chung Family Occupations

What did your Chung ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chung family was Laundry. The most common Chung occupation in the USA was Laborer. 12% of Chung's were Laborers. Laborer, Miner and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chung.

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  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Cook

  • Laundry


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chung ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chung Historical Records

What Chung family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Chung Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chung

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chung 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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