Ming Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Dominick. Chinese : from the name of Meng Mingshi, a senior minister of the state of Qin in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His descendants adopted the first character of his given name, which means ‘bright’, as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Ping, Meng, Jing, Ying, Min, Ing, Xing, Xiang, Ling, Ring

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Ming Family Origin

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Ming Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    64%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Finisher

    9%
  • School Teacher

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ming family was School Teacher. The most common Ming occupation in Canada was Laborer. 64% of Ming's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ming.

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Ming Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Ming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ming in 1943 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ming

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