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Ping Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin and Cantonese form of the surname 平 meaning ‘flat even’ in Chinese: (i) from Ping (平) the name of a fief (located in Linfen in Shanxi province) granted to Chuo the youngest son of the Marquess Ai of Han (ruler of the state of Han died 374 BC). (ii) from the first element of the personal name Ping Zhong (平仲) style name of Yan Yin an official in the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: alternative Mandarin and Cantonese form of the surnames 邴 and 兵 see Bing 4 and 5. English: variant of Pink .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ying, Jing, Ming, Ling, Pang, Ning, Xing, Pong, Xiang, Pin

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You can see how Ping families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ping family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ping families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Ping families living in Indiana. This was about 54% of all the recorded Ping's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Ping families in 1840.
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What did your Ping ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ping. 24% of Ping men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Ping women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ping were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Waitress
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Passenger Lists

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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Ping. For the veterans among your Ping ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ping lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ping life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ping in 1952 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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