Qian Family History

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Qian Name Meaning

Chinese : from a word meaning ‘money’. In the early part of the Zhou dynasty (1122–256 bc) lived Peng Fu, a grandson of Peng Zu, the venerable man who represents longevity in Chinese culture. He himself was a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu. Peng Fu became the chief financial official in an area of central China, now part of Jiangsu province. Qian, the Chinese character for ‘money’, was part of his title in this role, and was adopted by his descendants as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Qin, Quan, Qiao, Lian, Jiang, Shan, Qi, Jian, Xiang, Gan

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Qian Family Origin

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Qian Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Qian. 25% of Qian men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Waiter

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

Qian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28 census records available for the last name Qian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Qian 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 41 immigration records available for the last name Qian. 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 3 military records available for the last name Qian. For the veterans among your Qian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Qian Life Expectancy

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Between 1993 and 2003, in the United States, Qian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Qian in 1993 was 52, and 72 in 2003.

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