China Name Meaning

Italian: from the feminine form of the personal name Chino. Italian (Sicily): nickname from chinu, china ‘full of water’, ‘bloated’, ‘fat’.

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


Similar surnames: Chino, Cina, Chica, Bina, Chia, Cira, Cino, Fina, Child, Dina

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China Family Origin

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China Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    23%
  • Boot Finisher

    15%
  • Annuitant

    8%
  • Engineer(Fitter)

    8%

In 1881, Tailor, Boot Finisher and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by China. The most common China occupation in the UK was Tailor. 23% of China's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the China family was Engineer(Fitter).

Source: Census data for China | Data not to scale

China Historical Records

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China Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, China life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for China in 1944 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for China

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