Cheng Family History

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Cheng Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Zheng. Chinese : from the name of the area of Cheng during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc). A high adviser who was a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu was granted the fiefdom of this area, and his descendants adopted its name as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the state of Cheng during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). The fifth son of Wen Wang was granted lordship of the state of Cheng following the fall of the Shang dynasty and the establishment of the Zhou dynasty. Subsequently, his descendants adopted the place name as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Chang, Zheng, Sheng, Feng, Chen, Shen, Teng, Zhang, Geng, Hong

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Cheng Family Origin

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Cheng Family Occupations

What did your Cheng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cheng. 67% of Cheng men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Cheng women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cheng were Chef and Farm

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Chef

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Farm

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cheng Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cheng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheng census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheng. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Cheng. For the veterans among your Cheng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheng Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheng lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cheng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cheng in 1945 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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