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Ngo Name Meaning

Vietnamese (Ngô): from the Chinese surname 吳 see Wu 1 and 4 below. Vietnamese (Ngọ): possibly from the Chinese name 午 see Wu 8. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 敖 see Ao . Chinese: Hokkien or Taiwanese form of the surname 吳 see Wu This pronunciation is found in Fujian and Taiwan from where some people migrated to Malaysia Thailand Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. Chinese: Teochew or Hokkien or Taiwanese form of the surname 伍 see Wu This pronunciation is found in eastern Guangdong province Fujian province and Taiwan from where some people migrated to Malaysia Thailand Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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


Similar surnames: Go, Ngu, Lo, Ng, Igo, No, Koo, Cho, O, Ngai

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Where is the Ngo family from?

You can see how Ngo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ngo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Ngo families living in California. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ngo's in USA. California had the highest population of Ngo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ngo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ngo ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cook was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ngo. 100% of Ngo men worked as a Cook. .

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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

  • Cook
    100%
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Census Records

There are 318 census records available for the last name Ngo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ngo 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ngo. 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 110 military records available for the last name Ngo. For the veterans among your Ngo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ngo lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Ngo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ngo in 1978 was 74, and 73 in 2004.

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