Geng Family History

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Geng Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a lively, alert person, from Middle High German genge ‘sprightly’. Chinese : this surname was adopted during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc) by inhabitants of an area called Geng. According to one source, Geng was a state; after it was conquered, some of the inhabitants adopted the name of the state as their surname. According to another source, Geng was the name of the city that was made capital of the region.

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


Similar surnames: Feng, Meng, Gong, Weng, Zeng, Deng, Teng, Zang, Peng, Gang

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Geng Family Origin

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Geng Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Geng. 32% of Geng men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Geng women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geng were Farmer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Manager
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%

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

Geng Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Geng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geng 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 Geng. 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 Geng. For the veterans among your Geng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geng Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Geng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Geng in 1963 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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