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Yong Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 雍 meaning ‘harmony’ in ancient Chinese: (i) from the placename Yong (雍) the name of a fief (located in Fengxiang in Shaanxi province) dating back to the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 BC). (ii) from the placename Yong (雍) the name of a state (located in Henan province) granted to Yong Bo (雍伯) (‘the Earl of Yong’) the 13th son of King Wen of Zhou (1152–1056 BC). After it was annexed by the state of Jin (located mainly in present-day Shanxi province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) people adopted 雍 the name of the state as their surname. (iii) from the personal name Yong (雍) the name of a son of the Duke Huan of Qi (ruler of the state of Qi died 643 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the Chinese 永 meaning ‘forever’ in Chinese: from the placename Yong (永) the name of a fief (located in present-day Hunan province) granted to an official in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 容 based on its Cantonese pronunciation. See Rong Chinese: Hakka or Hokkien form of the surnames 楊 and 陽 see Yang 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 翁 see Weng Chinese: Hakka form of the surname 熊 see Xiong 7: Korean: there are two Chinese characters and two clans associated with the Yong surname; one is too rare to be treated here. The other claims its origins in prehistoric tribal Korea. In this early period tribes would assume the names of animals. It is said that the Yong surname (which means ‘dragon’) came into being when the tiger tribe wished to avoid being named after a man-eating beast. The first recorded ancestor was an official in the court of the Koryŏ king Wŏn-jong (1260–73).8: English and Scottish: variant of Young .9: Americanized form of Dutch Jong .

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


Similar surnames: Song, Yang, Kong, Rong, Ying, Gong, Yon, Hong, Long, Pong

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You can see how Yong families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yong family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yong families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Yong families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Yong's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Yong families in 1891.
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What did your Yong ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Yong. 100% of Yong women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Yong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Yong in 1958 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

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