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Nong Family History

Nong Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 農 meaning ‘agriculture’ in Chinese: (i) said to be from Shen Nong (神農) legendary ruler of China some 5000 years ago. He is credited with introducing the practice of agriculture and the use of herbal drugs to ancient China. (ii) from an official post in ancient China called Nong Zheng (農正) ‘agriculture officer’. Vietnamese (Nông): from the Chinese surname 農 see 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Song, Rong, Tong, Kong, Gong, Hong, Long, Pong, Yong, Dong

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Where is the Nong family from?

You can see how Nong families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nong family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Nong families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1861 there was 1 Nong family living in Moray. This was 100% of all the recorded Nong's in Scotland. Moray had the highest population of Nong families in 1861.
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What did your Nong ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nong. 27% of Nong men worked as a Waiter and 100% of Nong women worked as a House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Waiter
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    100%
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Census Records

There are 492 census records available for the last name Nong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nong 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 973 immigration records available for the last name Nong. 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 68 military records available for the last name Nong. For the veterans among your Nong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nong lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Nong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nong in 1969 was 75, and 81 in 2004.

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