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

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Geng Family Origin

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Geng Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    9%
  • Brush Maker

    9%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Gardner

    9%

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

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Geng Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geng

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