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Ning Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 甯 (or 寧) meaning ‘tranquil peaceful’ in Chinese: (i) from the placename Ning (甯) the name of a fief (located in Henan province) granted to Ji Wei son of the Duke Cheng of Wey (ruler of the state of Wey (衛) died 600 BC). (ii) from Ning (甯) posthumous title of the great-grandson of the Duke Xiang of Qin (the 6th ruler of the state of Qin died 766 BC).

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


Similar surnames: Jing, Ping, Ling, Ming, Ying, Xing, Xiang, Ing, Ding, Geng

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You can see how Ning families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ning family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ning families were found in USA in 1920, and United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 20 Ning families living in California. This was about 77% of all the recorded Ning's in USA. California had the highest population of Ning families in 1880.
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What did your Ning ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ning. 18% of Ning men worked as a Cook and 50% of Ning women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ning were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Waiter
    14%
  • Proprietor
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 251 military records available for the last name Ning. For the veterans among your Ning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ning lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ning in 1952 was 43, and 48 in 2004.

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