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Ying Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the state of Ying, which existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). After Wu Wang established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc, he granted to his fourth son the state of Ying, along with the title Marquis of Ying. Descendants of the marquis later adopted the state name Ying as their surname. Chinese : variant of Xing. Chinese : there are two accounts of the origin of this surname, the character for which also means ‘hero’. One is a territory called Ying that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) until its defeat by the state of Chu. The other source is a personage named Ying Bu who lived during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). Laotian: unexplained. Americanized form of German Jung.

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

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 the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ying family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ying's in the 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 US 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
  • Proprietor
  • Cook
  • Salesman
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Ying. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ying. For the veterans among your Ying ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ying lifespan?

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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