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Leng Name Meaning

English: nickname either from Middle English leng(e) ‘ling’ for someone who dealt in or was thought to resemble this fish. Compare Pike Tench Dace and other fish names. English: variant of Laing . German: variant of Lang . Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 冷 meaning 'cold' in Chinese: (i) mispronounced form of the two Chinese surnames 泠 and 伶 (Ling) which are said to be traceable back to Ling Lun (伶倫) a musician during the reign of the legendary Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC). (ii) said to be from Leng Shui (冷水) the name of a fief granted to descendants of Kang Shu the 9th son of the virtuous King Wen of Zhou (1152–1056 BC). Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 凌 see Ling Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 甯 (or 寧) see Ning .7: Chinese: Teochew form of the surname 龍 see Long 5.8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 梁 see Liang 9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 林 see Lin 10: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 練 see Lian 1 Cambodian: written ឡេង of Chinese origin from 梁 see Liang 1 and compare 8 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Long, Ling, Lang, Lenz, Meng, Eng, Lung, Geng, Weng, Zeng

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You can see how Leng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Leng families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 542 Leng families living in Yorkshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leng's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Leng families in 1891.
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What did your Leng ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Leng. 15% of Leng men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Leng women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leng were Cowman and Unpaid Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Leng. For the veterans among your Leng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leng lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Leng in 1953 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

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