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Weng Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 翁 meaning ‘old man’ in Chinese: (i) from the placename Weng (翁) the name of a fief (possibly located in present-day Zhejiang province) which was granted to one of the sons of King Zhao of Zhou (reigned 995–977 BC). (ii) from the personal name of Weng Nanyi (翁难乙) an official in the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 汪 see Wang Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 溫 see Wen German: habitational name from any of several places so named in southern Germany and Austria. Danish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wang, Teng, Meng, Feng, Wen, Geng, Zeng, Deng, Eng, Seng

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Where is the Weng family from?

You can see how Weng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Weng families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Weng families living in California. This was about 14% of all the recorded Weng's in USA. California had the highest population of Weng families in 1880.
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What did your Weng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weng. 25% of Weng men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Weng women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weng were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Weng. 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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Draft Cards

There are 763 military records available for the last name Weng. For the veterans among your Weng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weng lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Weng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Weng in 1947 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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