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Eng Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads so named from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. Swedish: ornamental name from äng ‘meadow’ in some cases perhaps chosen as a topographic name by someone who lived by a meadow. German and Swiss German: variant of Enge . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 吳 and 伍 see Wu 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 黃 possibly based on its pronunciation in Teochew see Huang Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 應 possibly based on its pronunciation in Teochew or Cantonese see Ying 7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 邢 see Xing 8: Chinese: Teochew form of the surname 翁 see Weng 9: Cambodian: written អេង probably of Chinese origin (compare above).

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

Similar surnames: Ing, Meng, Seng, Weng, Enge, Leng, Feng, Teng, Ng, Ang

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Where is the Eng family from?

You can see how Eng families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eng family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eng families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Eng families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Eng's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eng families in 1911.
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What did your Eng ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Eng. 24% of Eng men worked as a 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

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Laundryman
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Eng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eng 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Eng. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Eng. For the veterans among your Eng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eng lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Eng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eng in 1948 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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