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Deng Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a state that existed during the Xia (2205–1766 bc) and Shang (1766–1122 bc) dynasties. At a much later date, descendants of the state’s rulers took the state name Deng as their surname. This was the family name of Deng Xiaoping (1904–97), effectively ruler of China from 1977 to his death twenty years later.

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


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

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Where is the Deng family from?

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 the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Deng families living in Michigan. This was about 31% of all the recorded Deng's in the USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Deng families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deng surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Deng. .

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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

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Deng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deng 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 674 immigration records available for the last name Deng. 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 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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What is the average Deng lifespan?

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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