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Jing Name Meaning

Chinese : a common surname among royalty in the state of Chu during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : from the place name Jingzhou, denoting an area which later became the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). Chinese : from a character that means ‘(water) well’. This originated with the Earl of Jing, a senior adviser in the state of Yu during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : from the name of the Marquis Jing of the state of Wei, who lived during the Warring States period (403–221bc).

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


Similar surnames: Ying, Jiang, Jin, Ping, Ming, Ling, Xiang, Ning, Xing, Ding

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Where is the Jing family from?

You can see how Jing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Jing families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Jing families living in California. This was about 47% of all the recorded Jing's in USA. California had the highest population of Jing families in 1880.
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What did your Jing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jing. 62% of Jing men worked as a Cook and 100% of Jing women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
    62%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Waiter
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jing. 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 224 military records available for the last name Jing. For the veterans among your Jing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jing lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Jing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Jing in 1955 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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