Won Name Meaning

Korean (Won): there are two Chinese characters for this surname. Although there is some dispute, the founder of the Won clan is believed by many to be Won Kyong, a Tang China scholar sent to Shilla in the mid 7th century. The other Won character has only one clan, the Wonju Won.

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


Similar surnames: Kwon, Yon, Son, Wen, So, Kon, Long, Xin, Woo, Don

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Won Family Origin

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Won Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    31%
  • Laundry

    13%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Won family was Farmer. The most common Won occupation in the USA was Miner. 31% of Won's were Miners. Miner, Laundry and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Won.

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Won Historical Records

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Won Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Won life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Won in 1962 was 59, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Won

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