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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Chong Family Origin

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Chong Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    40%
  • Book Keeper

    10%
  • Cook Etc.

    10%
  • Miner

    10%

In 1881, the most common Chong occupation in Canada was Laborer. 40% of Chong's were Laborers. Laborer, Book Keeper and Cook Etc. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chong. A less common occupation for the Chong family was Miner.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chong

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