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Geng Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a lively, alert person, from Middle High German genge ‘sprightly’. Chinese : this surname was adopted during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc) by inhabitants of an area called Geng. According to one source, Geng was a state; after it was conquered, some of the inhabitants adopted the name of the state as their surname. According to another source, Geng was the name of the city that was made capital of the region.

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


Similar surnames: Feng, Meng, Gong, Weng, Zeng, Deng, Teng, Zang, Peng, Gang

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Geng Family Origin

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Geng Family Occupations

What did your Geng ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Baker, Brush Maker and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geng. The most common Geng occupation in the USA was Baker. 9% of Geng's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Geng family was Gardner.

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  • Baker

    9%
  • Brush Maker

    9%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Gardner

    9%

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Geng Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geng 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Geng. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Geng. For the veterans among your Geng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geng Life Expectancy

What is the average Geng lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Geng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Geng in 1963 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geng 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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