Shang Family History

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Shang Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an ancestor, Lü Shang, who lived around the beginning of the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : from the name of the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc).

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

Similar surnames: Shan, Chang, Zhang, Sheng, Tang, Sang, Xiang, Jiang, Zang, Hang

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Shang Family Origin

Where is the Shang family from?

Shang Family Occupations

What did your Shang ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Coach Builder and Freestone Quarryman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shang. A less common occupation for the Shang family was General Labr. At Iron Wks. The most common Shang occupation in the UK was Baker. 17% of Shang's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Coach Builder

  • Freestone Quarryman

  • General Labr. At Iron Wks


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

Shang Historical Records

What Shang family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shang 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shang. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shang. For the veterans among your Shang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shang Life Expectancy

What is the average Shang lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Shang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shang in 1967 was 81, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shang

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shang 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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