Qin Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of Qin Valley, in present-day Gansu province. Gao Yao, a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu, was a famous minister under the model emperors Yao and Shun in the 23rd century bc; he is said to have been the first to introduce laws for the repression of crime. 1300 years later a descendant of his was rewarded for his talents in animal husbandry by being granted the lordship of Qin Valley as a vassal state. Later descendants adopted the place name Qin as their surname. Chinese : there are two branches of bearers of this character for the surname: one pronounced Qin, and the other Tan (see Tan), although both are represented with the same character.

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

Similar surnames: Qiu, Jin, Qi, Yin, Qian, Min, Xin, Ping, Pi, Lin

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Qin Family Occupations

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In 1940, Mindery and Preing Generalme Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Qin.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Mindery

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Preing Generalme Operator

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