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Zhen Name Meaning

Chinese : from a word meaning ‘potter’. During the time of the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc), the character for Zhen was used as a title for one who made pottery. Descendants of a potter of this period adopted this character as a surname.

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


Similar surnames: Chen, Zheng, Shen, Shan, Che, Sheng, Chon, Zhan, Zhuo, Yen

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Zhen Family Origin

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Zhen Family Occupations

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Zhen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Zhen Life Expectancy

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Between 1987 and 2004, in the United States, Zhen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zhen in 1987 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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