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Qin Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of Qin Valley, in present-day Gansu province. Gao Yao, a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu, was a famous minister under the model emperors Yao and Shun in the 23rd century bc; he is said to have been the first to introduce laws for the repression of crime. 1300 years later a descendant of his was rewarded for his talents in animal husbandry by being granted the lordship of Qin Valley as a vassal state. Later descendants adopted the place name Qin as their surname. Chinese : there are two branches of bearers of this character for the surname: one pronounced Qin, and the other Tan (see Tan), although both are represented with the same character.

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


Similar surnames: Qiu, Jin, Qi, Yin, Qian, Min, Xin, Ping, Pi, Lin

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You can see how Qin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Qin family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Qin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there was 1 Qin family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Qin's in USA. California had the highest population of Qin families in 1880.
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Between 1987 and 2004, in the United States, Qin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Qin in 1987 was 95, and 47 in 2004.

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