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Ge Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 葛 referring to a ‘type of herbal plant’: (i) said to be from Ge-Tian (葛天) the name of an ancient tribe in China living prior to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). (ii) from Ge (葛) the name of an ancient state (located in Henan province) during the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). (iii) borne by descendants of Hong Ge Lu (洪葛盧) also known as Hong Pu Lu who offered support to Emperor Guangwu of Han (5 BC–57 AD) and made great contributions to the establishment of the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 AD). He later transferred the title that had been conferred on him by the emperor to his brother and migrated to Gou Rong (in present-day Jiangsu province). Some of his descendants inherited Ge (葛) part of his personal name as their surname. (iv) adopted as a surname by the He Ge (賀葛) family members of the Xianbei ethnic group in northern China during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 戈 referring to a ‘kind of weapon’ in ancient China: from Ge (戈) the name of an ancient state (located in Henan province) during the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 倪 see Ni . Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surname 蓋 see Gai In some cases possibly also French (): variant of Gée (see Gee ).

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


Similar surnames: Gu, He, Lu, Ye, Du, Qi, Gee, Re, Ke, Che

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You can see how Ge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ge family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Ge families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ge's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ge families in 1911.
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What did your Ge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laundry was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ge. 46% of Ge men worked as a Laundry. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laundry
    46%
  • Laundryman
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Labourer
    19%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Ge lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2001, in the United States, Ge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ge in 1971 was 46, and 38 in 2001.

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