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Chien Name Meaning

Chinese:: variant of Qian . alternative Mandarin form of the surnames 簡 and 蹇 see Jian 1 and

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


Similar surnames: Chin, Lien, Chiou, Chi, Chiang, Chiao, Chiong, Che, Chee, Chim

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Where is the Chien family from?

You can see how Chien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chien family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Chien families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Chien families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 75% of all the recorded Chien's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Chien families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chien surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Chien. 40% of Chien men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Labor
    20%
  • Laundry
    20%
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What Chien family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 954 census records available for the last name Chien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chien 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chien. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chien. For the veterans among your Chien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chien lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Chien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Chien in 1967 was 73, and 85 in 2004.

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