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Rong Name Meaning

In some cases also Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name in Hordaland related to rong ‘stern (of a boat)’. Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 容 meaning ‘tolerate’ or ‘appearance’ in Chinese: (i) from Rong (容) the name of an ancient state (location unknown). (ii) from Rong (容) the name of a post in ancient China held by officials in charge of the management of rituals ceremonies and music. (iii) from the personal name of Rong Cheng (容成) an official during the reign of the legendary Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC) who was said to be the inventor of the first Chinese calendar. (iv) from the personal name of Zhong Rong (仲容) an official during the reign of the legendary Emperor Shun (c. 23rd century BC). (v) from Zi Rong (子容) style name of Nan Rong Shi (南容適) also called Nan Rong (南容) a student of Confucius (551–479 BC) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 戎 referring to ‘weapons military’ or ‘tribes in western China’ in ancient Chinese: (i) borne by descendants of Song Weizi founder of the state of Song during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC). (ii) from Rong (戎) the name of a small state (located in Caoxian in Shandong province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (iii) from Jiang Rong (姜戎) the name of a vassal state (located in present-day Shanxi province) of the state of Jin (located in present-day Shanxi province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 榮 meaning ‘thriving prosperous’ or ‘glorious’ in Chinese: (i) from the personal name of Rong Yuan (榮援) an official during the reign of the legendary Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC) who made twelve large bells. (ii) from the placename Rong (榮) the name of a fief (located in Huxian in Shaanxi province) granted to Rong Bo (榮伯 the Earl of Rong) an official during the reign of King Cheng of Zhou (reigned 1042–1021 BC). (iii) from the placename Rong (榮) the name of a state (located in present-day Henan province) granted to Rong Yi Gong (榮夷公 Duke Yi of Rong) an official during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC). (iv) from the personal name of Rong Cheng Bo (榮成伯) a member of the royal family of the state of Lu (located in present-day Shandong province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (v) from the personal name of Rong Ji (榮季) also called Rong Huang (榮黃) an official in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 融 meaning ‘belching’ in ancient Chinese said to be traced back to Zhu Rong (祝融) a legendary figure in charge of fire who was said to be a descendant of the legendary king Zhuanxu (traditional dates: 2514–2437 BC).

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


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

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You can see how Rong families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rong family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rong families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Rong family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Rong's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Rong families in 1891.
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What did your Rong ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Private Means were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rong. 100% of Rong men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Rong women worked as a Private Means. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Private Means
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Rong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rong in 1966 was 64, and 84 in 2004.

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