Cheng Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Zheng. Chinese : from the name of the area of Cheng during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc). A high adviser who was a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu was granted the fiefdom of this area, and his descendants adopted its name as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the state of Cheng during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). The fifth son of Wen Wang was granted lordship of the state of Cheng following the fall of the Shang dynasty and the establishment of the Zhou dynasty. Subsequently, his descendants adopted the place name as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Chang, Zheng, Sheng, Feng, Chen, Shen, Teng, Zhang, Geng, Hong

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Cheng Family Occupations

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  • Master Mariners Wife

    100%

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In 1881, the most common Cheng occupation in the UK was Master Mariners Wife. 100% of Cheng's were Master Mariners Wifes.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Cheng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cheng in 1945 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheng

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