Leng Family History

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Leng Name Meaning

English: nickname for the taller of two men with the same name, from Old English leng(ra) ‘longer’, ‘taller’, comparative of lang (see Lang). German: variant of Lang. Chinese : from an ancient official title, Lingguan, denoting a court official in charge of music. The character for Ling is written similarly to that for Leng (), and the surname evolved to the latter form. Cambodian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Long, Ling, Lang, Lenz, Meng, Eng, Lung, Geng, Weng, Zeng

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Leng Family Origin

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Leng Family Occupations

What did your Leng ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leng. 2% of Leng men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Leng women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leng were Cowman and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Leng Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Leng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leng 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Leng. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leng. For the veterans among your Leng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leng Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Leng in 1953 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

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