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 1881, the most common Ming occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Ming's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ming family was Carman. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ming.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ming ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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

What is the average Ming lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ming ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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