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Keng Family History

Keng Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Geng 2. Korean: variant of Kang. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Kang, Kong, Heng, Kung, Meng, Eng, Leng, Hong, Geng, King

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Where is the Keng family from?

You can see how Keng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Keng families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Keng families living in California. This was about 38% of all the recorded Keng's in USA. California had the highest population of Keng families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keng surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keng ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Teamster was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Keng. 25% of Keng men worked as a Teamster. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Teamster
    25%
  • Merchant
    25%
  • Manufacturer
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
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What Keng family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Keng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keng 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Keng. 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 872 military records available for the last name Keng. For the veterans among your Keng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keng lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Keng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Keng in 1960 was 44, and 74 in 2003.

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