Jia Name Meaning

Chinese : from the place name Jia. The third king of the Zhou dynasty, Kang (1078–1053 bc), made a grant of the fief of Jia. When the state of Jin later conquered Jia, the former ruling class adopted the place name Jia as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Jin, Ji, Jiao, Xia, Qi, Jian, Qiao, Xin, Lian, Pia

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Jia Family Origin

Where is the Jia family from?

Jia Family Occupations

What did your Jia ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Merchant was the top reported job for people in the CA named Jia.

View Census data for Jia | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Merchant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jia Historical Records

What Jia family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 222 census records available for the last name Jia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Jia

Passenger List

There are 56 immigration records available for the last name Jia. 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.

View all Jia immigration records

Draft Card

There are 63 military records available for the last name Jia. For the veterans among your Jia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Jia military records

You've only scratched the surface of Jia family history.

Jia Life Expectancy

What is the average Jia lifespan?

Between 1998 and 2001, in the United States, Jia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jia in 1998 was 44, and 27 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jia ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Jia Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name