Tian Family History

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Tian Name Meaning

Chinese : from a region called Tian, which existed during the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc). A ruler of this region changed his surname to the name of the region. Vietnamese: variant of Tien.

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

Similar surnames: Tan, Qian, Tien, Xin, Jian, Xiang, Tin, Lian, Ban, Duan

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Tian Family Origin

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Tian Family Occupations

What did your Tian ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tian family was Fisherman. Blacksmith and Cooper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tian. The most common Tian occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Tian's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Cooper

  • Fisherman


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

Tian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 499 census records available for the last name Tian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tian 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Tian. 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 70 military records available for the last name Tian. For the veterans among your Tian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tian Life Expectancy

What is the average Tian lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Tian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tian in 1971 was 95, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tian 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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