Dong Name Meaning

Chinese : from a character that also means ‘to supervise’ or ‘to manage’. The story goes that in the 23rd century bc, an adviser to the emperor Shun was given this surname due to his ability to supervise and train dragons. Additionally, at one time during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), Dong was part of the title of official historians. The descendants of a historian of the state of Jin adopted the character for Dong from their ancestor’s title and used it as a surname. Vietnamese ({D-}ông and {D-}ô`ng): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Long, Gong, Rong, Hong, Tong, Kong, Yong, Song, Dang, Zong

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Dong Family Origin

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Dong Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Dong occupation in Canada was Cook. 100% of Dong's were Cooks.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Dong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dong in 1950 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dong

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