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Ning Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a place called Ning, which existed in the state of Wei during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc).

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

Similar surnames: Jing, Ping, Ling, Ming, Ying, Xing, Xiang, Ing, Ding, Geng

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Where is the Ning family from?

You can see how Ning families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ning family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ning families were found in USA in 1920, and United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Ning families living in British Columbia. This was about 71% of all the recorded Ning's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ning families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ning surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ning ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ning. 25% of Ning men worked as a Clerk. .

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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

  • Clerk
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Waiter
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ning 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ning. 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 251 military records available for the last name Ning. For the veterans among your Ning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ning lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ning in 1952 was 43, and 48 in 2004.

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