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Ju Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 鞠 (also pronounced as Qu in Mandarin see Qu ) meaning ‘ball made of leather’ or ‘enormous’ in ancient Chinese: from the personal name Ju (鞠) personal name of a grandson of Hou Ji who was an official during the reign of the legendary Emperor Yao (c. 24th century BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 居 meaning ‘dwell reside’ in Chinese: from the personal name Ju (居) style name of Xian Qie Ju (先且居) an official in the state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 巨 meaning ‘enormous’ in Chinese said to be borne by the descendants of Feng Ju (封鉅) teacher of the legendary emperor Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 劇 meaning ‘drama’ in Chinese: habitational name from the placename Ju (劇) a fief granted to an official in the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 雎 meaning ‘osprey’ in Chinese of unexplained etymology. Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surnames 朱 諸 祝 and 竺; see Zhu 1-7: Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surnames 茹 and 汝 see Ru 1 and 8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 周 see Zhou 9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 趙 see Zhao 10: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 俞 and 喻 possibly based on their Hokkien or Teochew pronunciations see Yu 3 and 6.1 Korean: variant of Chu 11 Dutch: altered form of French and Walloon Dieu . Compare Jue 5.

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


Similar surnames: Yu, Wu, Hu, Qu, Fu, Ji, Su, Ku, Gu, Lu

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You can see how Ju families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ju family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ju families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Ju families living in British Columbia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ju's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ju families in 1911.
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What did your Ju ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ju. 100% of Ju men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    100%
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There are 891 military records available for the last name Ju. For the veterans among your Ju ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ju life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ju in 1966 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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