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Chino Surname Meaning

Hispanic (mainly Mexico): from Mexican Spanish adjective chino ‘curly’. This surname is also common among Native Americans (Pueblos) in NM. Hispanic and Amerindian (Peru and Bolivia): nickname from chino ‘person of mixed Amerindian and European parentage’ or ‘servant’ a word of Quechuan origin. Italian: from the personal name Chino a short form of Franceschino a diminutive of Francesco (see Francis ). Japanese: in modern times this name is written 茅野 ‘field of miscanthus reeds’ or 千野 ‘thousand fields’ but there could be an ancient connection to the name Chinu which is recorded in the Shinsen shōjiroku with the character 珍 meaning ‘strange’ or ‘unusual’ although actually it may have denoted the reeds.

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

Similar surnames: China, Chico, Hino, Cerino, Cain, Cino, Pino, Chao, Chiaro, Chin

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Where is the Chino family from?

You can see how Chino families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chino family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Chino families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Chino families living in British Columbia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Chino's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Chino families in 1911.
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What did your Chino ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Ranch were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chino. 59% of Chino men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Chino women worked as a Ranch. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Ranch
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Ranch
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Chino. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chino 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 601 immigration records available for the last name Chino. 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 540 military records available for the last name Chino. For the veterans among your Chino ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chino lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Chino life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chino in 1958 was 32, and 83 in 2004.

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