Duan Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the youngest son of Duke Wu Gong of the state of Zheng during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). He was brought up by a doting mother and became an arrogant and domineering man. Upon being granted a fief, he raised an army with the goal of overthrowing his elder brother, Duke Zhuang Gong. Hearing of this, the latter remarked, ‘excessive unrighteous behavior must die of itself’, and as he expected, his younger brother failed. Nevertheless some of his descendants adopted Duan as their surname. Another source of the name is from Duan-gan Mu of the state of Wei during the Warring States period (403–221 BC). His descendants simplified Duan-gan to Duan and adopted that as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Yuan, Guan, Quan, Ruan, Ban, Du, Bean, Duke, Duman, Duin

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Duan Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    50%
  • Road Surveyor & Inspector Of Nuisances

    50%

In 1881, Coal Miner and Road Surveyor & Inspector Of Nuisances were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Duan. The most common Duan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 50% of Duan's were Coal Miners.

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Between 1971 and 2004, Duan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Duan in 1971 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duan

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