Chin Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chinn. Chinese : variant of Jin 1. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qian. Chinese : variant of Qin 1. Chinese : variant of Qin 2. Chinese : variant of Jin 2. Chinese : variant of Jin 3. Korean: there are four Chinese characters for the surname Chin, representing five clans. At least three of the clans have origins in China; most of them migrated to Korea during the Kory{ou} period (ad 918–1392).

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


Similar surnames: Chi, Chon, Ching, Chiu, Shin, Chun, Chan, Chien, Che, Chim

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Chin Family Origin

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Chin Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Barber

    8%
  • Gold Miner

    8%

In 1881, Laborer, Farmer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chin. The most common Chin occupation in Canada was Laborer. 19% of Chin's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Chin family was Gold Miner.

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Chin Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Chin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chin in 1944 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chin

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