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Gong Name Meaning

Chinese : the origin of this surname dates back to the time of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc). An adviser held the surname Gonggong, comprised of two different characters that are pronounced Gong in modern Chinese. The first of these characters served as the basis for two later surnames: some descendants combined the symbol for ‘water’ with that for Gong, creating the surname Hong (see Hong 1); others added the character for ‘dragon’, creating the surname Gong. Chinese : from a character meaning ‘palace’, part of the title of an official in charge of guarding the palace. During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), descendants of such an official adopted Gong as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the state of Gong-Bo, located in Henan province during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : of uncertain origin; this character came into use as a surname during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) in the state of Lu in present-day Shandong province. Chinese : from a character meaning ‘bow’. This name originated with Hui, a grandson of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc). Hui invented bows and arrows, an accomplishment that inspired two surnames: Gong, the character for ‘bow’, and Zhang (see Zhang), which is composed of the characters for ‘bow’ + ‘long’.

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


Similar surnames: Rong, Kong, Long, Hong, Song, Tong, Dong, Tang, Yong, Jing

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Gong Family Origin

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Gong Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gong family was Laborer. Cook, Farmer and Gold Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gong. The most common Gong occupation in the USA was Cook. 18% of Gong's were Cooks.

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  • Cook

    18%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Gold Miner

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%

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Gong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gong 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gong. 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 Gong. For the veterans among your Gong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gong Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gong in 1953 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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