Dong Family History

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Dong Name Meaning

Chinese : from a character that also means ‘to supervise’ or ‘to manage’. The story goes that in the 23rd century bc, an adviser to the emperor Shun was given this surname due to his ability to supervise and train dragons. Additionally, at one time during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), Dong was part of the title of official historians. The descendants of a historian of the state of Jin adopted the character for Dong from their ancestor’s title and used it as a surname. Vietnamese ({D-}ông and {D-}ô`ng): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Long, Gong, Rong, Hong, Tong, Kong, Yong, Song, Dang, Zong

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Dong Family Origin

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Dong Family Occupations

What did your Dong ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dong. 23% of Dong men worked as a Waiter and 22% of Dong women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dong were Owner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Waiter
  • Cook
  • Laundryman
  • Owner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Waiter
  • Cook
  • Housewife

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

Dong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dong 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Dong. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dong. For the veterans among your Dong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dong Life Expectancy

What is the average Dong lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dong in 1950 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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