Zeng Family History

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Zeng Name Meaning

Chinese : from a simplified form of the name of the state of Kuai. During the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc) this state was granted to the youngest son of King Shaokang. After being overthrown by another state, the prince fled and adopted a simplified form of the character Kuai as his surname.

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


Similar surnames: Feng, Meng, Zheng, Weng, Teng, Geng, Zang, Deng, Zong, Leng

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Zeng Family Origin

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Zeng Family Occupations

What did your Zeng ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zeng. 13% of Zeng men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Zeng women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeng were Grocer and Button Sewer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Bartender
    5%
  • Grocer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Assistsmgr
    10%
  • Button Sewer
    10%

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

Zeng Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zeng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeng 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 388 immigration records available for the last name Zeng. 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 Zeng. For the veterans among your Zeng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeng Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeng lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zeng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Zeng in 1964 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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