Yong Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Jong. Chinese : from the name of the state of Yong, which was granted to the thirteenth son of the virtuous duke Wen Wang (1231–1135 bc). The son also received the title Earl of Yong, and his descendants adopted Yong as their surname. Korean: there are two characters and two clans associated with the Yong surname; one is too rare to be treated here. The other claims its origins in prehistoric tribal Korea. In this early period, tribes would assume the names of animals. It is said that the Yong surname (which means ‘dragon’) came into being when the tiger tribe wished to avoid being named after a man-eating beast. The first recorded ancestor was an official in the court of the Koryo king Won-jong (1260–73).

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


Similar surnames: Song, Yang, Kong, Rong, Ying, Gong, Yon, Hong, Long, Pong

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Yong Family Origin

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Yong Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Dealer

    33%
  • Shoemaker

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Yong family was Shoemaker. Blacksmith and Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Yong. The most common Yong occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 33% of Yong's were Blacksmiths.

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Between 1958 and 2004, Yong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Yong in 1958 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yong

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