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Deng Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 鄧: (i) from Deng (鄧) the name of a state (located in Dengxian in Henan province) granted to Man Ji uncle of Wu Ding (a king of the Shang dynasty; 1600–1046 BC). (ii) from Deng Bowen (鄧伯溫) head of an ancient state (located in present-day Shandong province) dating back to the reign of the legendary Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC). (iii) from Deng (鄧) a fief (located in Hubei province) granted to descendants of Zhong Kang the 4th king of the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). (iv) from Deng Cheng (鄧城 City of Deng) a town in the state of Cai (located in present-day Henan province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (v) from Deng (鄧) a title of Li Tianyi the 8th son of Li Yu (the last king of the state of Southern Tang (937–975 AD) during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (907–960) periods). The state of Southern Tang was annexed by Emperor Taizong of Song (939–997 AD) in 975 AD and the royal families of South Tang were hunted down. Li Tianyi's son fled and changed the surname (Li) to Deng (鄧) his father's title.

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

Similar surnames: Meng, Feng, Teng, Weng, Geng, Zeng, Dang, Dong, Tong, Jing

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You can see how Deng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Deng families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Deng families living in Michigan. This was about 31% of all the recorded Deng's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Deng families in 1880.
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In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Deng. 100% of Deng men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

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There are 229 military records available for the last name Deng. For the veterans among your Deng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Deng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Deng in 1963 was 85, and 72 in 2004.

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