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Xiang Name Meaning

Chinese : there are two accounts of the origin of this surname, which is represented by a character that also means ‘to’. The first account derives the name from Xiang Ji, a senior adviser to Wu Wang, the first king (1122–1116 bc) of the Zhou dynasty. The second account traces it to Xiang Fu, a son of a duke of the State of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). Chinese : from the name of an ancient state of Xiang. Following the defeat of this state, its residents adopted its name as their surname. Chinese : from the name of Xiang, the fifth king of the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc).

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

Similar surnames: Jiang, Xiong, Yang, Liang, Tang, Xing, Kang, Jing, Chang, Ping

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

There are 3 census records available for the last name Xiang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Xiang 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 7 immigration records available for the last name Xiang. 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 Xiang. For the veterans among your Xiang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Xiang lifespan?

Between 2001 and 2002, in the United States, Xiang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Xiang in 2001 was 46, and 78 in 2002.

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