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Ying Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin and Cantonese form of the surname 應 meaning ‘respond’ or ‘should’ in Chinese: from Ying (應) the name of a state (located in Henan province) granted to the fourth son of King Wu of Zhou (c. 1087–1043 BC). Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 嬴: (i) said to be a surname borne by one of the sons of the legendary emperor Huang Di or ‘the Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC). (ii) from the placename Ying (嬴) the name of a county (located in present-day Shandong province) in the state of Qi and also the name of a river (located in Hebei province). Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 英 meaning ‘flower’ in ancient Chinese: (i) from the placename Ying (英) the name of an ancient state (located in Anhui province) annexed by the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) (ii) adopted as a Han Chinese surname by other minority ethnic groups in China. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 邢 and 刑 see Xing 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 殷 see Yin Possibly also an Americanized form of German Jüng (see Jung ).

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


Similar surnames: Yang, Jing, Yin, Ping, Ling, Yong, Xing, Pang, Xiang, Tong

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You can see how Ying families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ying family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ying families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ying family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ying's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ying families in 1840.
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What did your Ying ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ying. 23% of Ying men worked as a Waiter. .

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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

  • Waiter
    23%
  • Proprietor
    21%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ying life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ying in 1962 was 69, and 67 in 2004.

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