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Eng Name Meaning

Norwegian: common habitational name from any of various farmsteads so named, from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. Swedish: ornamental name from äng ‘meadow’, in some cases perhaps chosen as a topographic name by someone who lived beside a meadow. This is one of the many Swedish surnames that were coined in the 19th century from words denoting aspects of the countryside, and which were also used more or less arbitrarily to form compound surnames. German: variant of Enge. Chinese : variant of Wu 1. Chinese : variant of Wu 4.

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

Similar surnames: Ing, Meng, Seng, Weng, Enge, Leng, Feng, Teng, Ng, Ang

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Where is the Eng family from?

You can see how Eng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eng families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Eng families living in North Carolina. This was about 67% of all the recorded Eng's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Eng families in 1840.
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What did your Eng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eng. 13% of Eng men worked as a Cook and 22% of Eng women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eng were Proprietor and Farmer.

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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

  • Cook
  • Waiter
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Eng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eng 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Eng. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Eng. For the veterans among your Eng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eng lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Eng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eng in 1948 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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