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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

Where is the China family from?

China Family Occupations

What did your China ancestors do for a living?

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).

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  • Tailor

  • Boot Finisher

  • Annuitant

  • Engineer(Fitter)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your China ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

China Historical Records

What China family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name China. Like a window into their day-to-day life, China 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name China. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name China. For the veterans among your China ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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China Life Expectancy

What is the average China lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for China

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your China ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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