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Jiang Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an area known as the Jiang Hills, which in ancient times was granted to a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuang Xu. Later, during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), when the Jiang Hills administration was defeated by the state of Chu, the defeated ruling class took Jiang as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the state of Jiang, in present-day Henan province. The Duke of Zhou was the younger brother and chief adviser of Wu Wang, who established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc; his third son, Bo Ling, was granted lordship of the state of Jiang. Bo Ling’s descendants eventually adopted Jiang as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the Jiang Creek, a tributary of the Wei river in Shaanxi province. This surname goes back 4700 years to Shen Nong, a legendary emperor (2734–2697 bc). Shen Nong was raised beside Jiang Creek, and adopted Jiang as one of his names.

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


Similar surnames: Xiang, Jing, Liang, Tang, Zhang, Chang, Kang, Xiong, Jian, Sang

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Between 1982 and 2004, in the United States, Jiang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Jiang in 1982 was 81, and 62 in 2004.

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