Min Name Meaning

Korean: there is only one Chinese character used for the Min surname. There is a legend that the Min clan’s founding ancestor, Ch’ing-do, was a descendant of Ch’a kon, one of the ten disciples of Confucius. Ch’ing-do, an emissary from China to the Koryo kingdom, decided to stay and settled in the Yohung area. The surname Min can be found throughout Korea, but it is particularly concentrated in Cholla and Kyongsang provinces. Chinese : the source of this name was the character’s former meaning, ‘sympathy for those who die young’. The descendants of various people who died young adopted Min as their surname. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch minne ‘beloved’, ‘sweetheart’. Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Dominicus (see Dominick).

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

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Min Family Origin

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Min Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Coal Miner

    17%
  • Druckman

    17%
  • Labor

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Min family was Labor. Farmer, Coal Miner and Druckman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Min. The most common Min occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Min's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Min life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Min in 1955 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Min

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