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Ing Family History

Ing Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse and Middle English personal name Ing(a), a short form of various names with the first element Ing- (see Ingle). English: habitational name from an Essex place name, Ing, which survives with various manorial affixes in the names Fryerning, Ingatestone, Ingrave, and Margaretting, and which is probably from an Old English tribal name Geingas ‘people of the district’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish ing ‘young’. Chinese : possibly a variant of Wu 1. Chinese : possibly a variant of Wu 4.

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

Similar surnames: King, Eng, Wing, Ring, Bing, Ling, Ming, Ying, Ping, Inge

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Where is the Ing family from?

You can see how Ing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ing families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Ing families living in North Carolina. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ing's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Ing families in 1840.
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What did your Ing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ing. 21% of Ing men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Ing women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ing were Proprietor and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Ing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ing 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ing. 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 112,000 military records available for the last name Ing. For the veterans among your Ing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ing lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ing in 1953 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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