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Liang Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of Liang Mountain in present-day Shaanxi province. During the reign of the Zhou dynasty emperor Xuan Wang (827–782 bc), Qin Zhong set out on an expedition to subdue the peoples to the west in Central Asia. Qin Zhong was killed, however, which caused his five sons to develop a bitter hatred of those tribes, and so they set out to avenge their father, eventually succeeding and defeating the peoples of the west. The emperor divided the area of Shang among them, and the second son received the area around Liang Mountain, from which his descendants developed the surname Liang. Subsequently, Liang was the name of two Chinese dynasties, the Earlier Liang Dynasty (502–557) and the Later Liang Dynasty (907–923).

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


Similar surnames: Jiang, Xiang, Ling, Tang, Lian, Chang, Long, Lang, Jing, Sang

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Liang Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Liang occupation in the USA was Baker. 100% of Liang's were Bakers.

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Liang Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Liang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Liang in 1957 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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