Ming Family History

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Ming Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Dominick. Chinese : from the name of Meng Mingshi, a senior minister of the state of Qin in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His descendants adopted the first character of his given name, which means ‘bright’, as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Ping, Meng, Jing, Ying, Min, Ing, Xing, Xiang, Ling, Ring

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Ming Family Origin

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Ming Family Occupations

What did your Ming ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cook and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ming. 50% of Ming men worked as a Cook and 83% of Ming women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ming were Retired and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cook
    50%
  • Retired
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Incapacitated
    12%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%

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

Ming Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ming. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ming 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Ming. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ming. For the veterans among your Ming ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ming Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ming in 1943 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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