Won Name Meaning

Korean (Won): there are two Chinese characters for this surname. Although there is some dispute, the founder of the Won clan is believed by many to be Won Kyong, a Tang China scholar sent to Shilla in the mid 7th century. The other Won character has only one clan, the Wonju Won.

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

Similar surnames: Kwon, Yon, Son, Wen, So, Kon, Long, Xin, Woo, Don

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Won Family Origin

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Won Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Won family was Farmer. Miner, Laundry and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Won. The most common Won occupation in the USA was Miner. 31% of Won's were Miners.

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  • Miner

  • Laundry

  • Butcher

  • Farmer


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Won Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Won Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Won life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Won in 1962 was 59, and 85 in 2004.

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