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Xia Family History

Xia Name Meaning

Chinese : from a name of the model emperor Yu (2205–2198 bc), who was also known as Xia Yu. His descendants adopted the first character of his name as a surname. Xia Yu was a gifted man, chosen by the previous emperor on the basis of merit. His son changed this type of merit-based succession, however, establishing the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc), the first dynasty in which the throne was passed on by heredity. The existence of the Xia dynasty has not been confirmed by archaeological evidence, but Chinese historians all accept its existence as fact.

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


Similar surnames: Xie, Xiao, Xin, Xiang, Jia, Qi, Qiao, Xi, Lian, Via

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You can see how Xia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Xia family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Xia family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Xia's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Xia families in 1920.
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Census Records

There are 87 census records available for the last name Xia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Xia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 16 immigration records available for the last name Xia. 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 12 military records available for the last name Xia. For the veterans among your Xia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Xia lifespan?

Between 1994 and 2004, in the United States, Xia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Xia in 1994 was 83, and 43 in 2004.

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