Kong Name Meaning

Korean: There are two Chinese characters for the surname Kong. One of these is borne by only one clan, the other by two clans. One of the Kong clans claims Confucius as its ancestor, the 53rd ancestor of Confucius having migrated from his home in China to Koryo and settled in Ch’angwon, where his grave can still be seen today. The other two Kong clans, the Kimhae Kong and the Munch’on Kong clans both sprang from descendants of a famous T’ang Chinese scholar, Kong Yun-po. A man named Kong Myong-nye founded the Kimhae Kong clan when he was exiled to Kimhae during the reign of Choson King Songjong in the latter half of the fifteenth century. The founder of the Munch’on Kong clan, Kong Chin-on, was banished to Munchon in Hamgyong province during the reign of Choson King Sejong during the first half of the fifteenth century. Chinese : Cheng Tang was the first king of the Shang dynasty, founded in 1766 bc. Although now known as Cheng Tang, his surname was Zi, and he had a ‘style name’ (given around age 20) of Tai Yi. Later descendants of his combined the character for Zi with the character for Yi, creating the character for Kong, and adopted the latter as their surname. The Con in ‘Confucius’ represents this surname. Chinese : variant of Jiang 1. Chinese : variant of Gong 1. Cambodian: unexplained. Danish: nickname from Danish kong ‘king’, or occupational nickname for someone in the service of the king.

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

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Kong Family Occupations

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  • Gold Miner

    18%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Clerk In Store

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%

In 1880, Gold Miner, Laborer and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kong. The most common Kong occupation in the USA was Gold Miner. 18% of Kong's were Gold Miners. A less common occupation for the Kong family was Farmer.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Kong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kong in 1944 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kong

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