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Ming Family History

Ming Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Dominick. Chinese : from the name of Meng Mingshi, a senior minister of the state of Qin in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His descendants adopted the first character of his given name, which means ‘bright’, as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Ping, Meng, Jing, Ying, Min, Ing, Xing, Xiang, Ling, Ring

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Where is the Ming family from?

You can see how Ming families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ming family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ming families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 62 Ming families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Ming's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ming families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ming surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ming ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cook and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ming. 50% of Ming men worked as a Cook and 83% of Ming women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ming were Retired 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

  • Cook
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
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There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ming. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ming census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Ming. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Ming. For the veterans among your Ming ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ming lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ming in 1943 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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