Jiang Family History

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Jiang Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an area known as the Jiang Hills, which in ancient times was granted to a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuang Xu. Later, during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), when the Jiang Hills administration was defeated by the state of Chu, the defeated ruling class took Jiang as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the state of Jiang, in present-day Henan province. The Duke of Zhou was the younger brother and chief adviser of Wu Wang, who established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc; his third son, Bo Ling, was granted lordship of the state of Jiang. Bo Ling’s descendants eventually adopted Jiang as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the Jiang Creek, a tributary of the Wei river in Shaanxi province. This surname goes back 4700 years to Shen Nong, a legendary emperor (2734–2697 bc). Shen Nong was raised beside Jiang Creek, and adopted Jiang as one of his names.

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

Similar surnames: Xiang, Jing, Liang, Tang, Zhang, Chang, Kang, Xiong, Jian, Sang

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Jiang Family Origin

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Jiang Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Jiang. 50% of Jiang men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

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

Jiang Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 90 census records available for the last name Jiang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jiang 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Jiang. 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 6 military records available for the last name Jiang. For the veterans among your Jiang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jiang Life Expectancy

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Between 1982 and 2004, in the United States, Jiang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Jiang in 1982 was 81, and 62 in 2004.

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