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Seng Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by land cleared by fire from Middle High German sengen ‘to singe or burn’. In some cases this may also be a habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria. Cambodian: written សេង probably from a Khmer word meaning ‘to multiply’ which is of Chinese origin. សេង is also the Khmer spelling of a Chinese surname most likely 盛 which has similar meaning (see Sheng compare 4 below). Burmese (Kachin): from a name element originally forming part of a compound personal name of unexplained etymology. A homonymous name is also found among the Shan people. — Note: Since Kachins and Shans do not have hereditary surnames this name element was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 盛 see Sheng . Chinese: alternative Cantonese form of the surname 成 see Cheng Chinese: Hokkien or Teochew form of the surname 辛 see Xin 7: Chinese: Hokkien or Teochew form of the surname 孫 see Sun

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

Similar surnames: Eng, Weng, Meng, Sang, Geng, Senf, Sens, Wang, Seck, Feng

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You can see how Seng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Seng families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 54 Seng families living in Kentucky. This was about 22% of all the recorded Seng's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Seng families in 1880.
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What did your Seng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seng. 20% of Seng men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Seng women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seng were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Seng. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Seng. For the veterans among your Seng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seng lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Seng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Seng in 1950 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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