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Qian Name Meaning

Chinese : from a word meaning ‘money’. In the early part of the Zhou dynasty (1122–256 bc) lived Peng Fu, a grandson of Peng Zu, the venerable man who represents longevity in Chinese culture. He himself was a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu. Peng Fu became the chief financial official in an area of central China, now part of Jiangsu province. Qian, the Chinese character for ‘money’, was part of his title in this role, and was adopted by his descendants as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Qin, Quan, Qiao, Lian, Jiang, Shan, Qi, Jian, Xiang, Gan

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Between 1993 and 2003, in the United States, Qian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Qian in 1993 was 52, and 72 in 2003.

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