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Chong Family History

Chong Name Meaning

Korean (Ch{ou}ng): there are three Chinese characters used to represent the Ch{ou}ng surname. The clans that use two of these characters are quite rare and are mostly found in Ch{ou}lla province; their origins are obscure. The more common of the three clans is the oldest and is widely distributed throughout the peninsula. Only the clans which use this more common character will be treated here. Some sources indicate that there are 215 separate Ch{ou}ng clans, but only 32 of them can be documented. The earliest and largest Ch{ou}ng clan began in 32 ad when Chibaekho, one of the six ruling elders of pre-Shilla Korea, received the surname of Ch{ou}ng from the Shilla King Yuri Isag{uu}m (ad 24–57). Ch{ou}ng is one of the most common Korean surnames. Chinese : variant of Zhuang. Chinese : Cantonese form of Zang 1. Chinese : variant of Zhong. Chinese : variant of Zhang 1. Chinese : variant of Zong.

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

Similar surnames: Chang, Hong, Chon, Song, Chung, Ching, Cheong, Tong, Yong, Zhong

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Where is the Chong family from?

You can see how Chong families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chong family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Chong families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 173 Chong families living in British Columbia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Chong's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Chong families in 1911.
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What did your Chong ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Laundryman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Chong. 25% of Chong men worked as a Labourer and 34% of Chong women worked as a Laundryman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chong were Laborer and 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Laundryman
  • Cook
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Laundryman
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Chong. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Chong. For the veterans among your Chong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chong lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Chong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chong in 1943 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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