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Sheng Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an area named Sheng. Mu Wang, fifth king (1001–947 bc) of the Zhou dynasty, granted this area to a follower, whose descendants adopted the place name as their surname. There also is an account of a man surnamed Shi who, to escape persecution by an emperor of the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), changed his name to Sheng.

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


Similar surnames: Cheng, Shen, Zheng, Song, Shang, Chang, Sang, Hong, Seng, Deng

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Sheng Family Origin

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Sheng Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Sheng occupation in the USA was Keep Store. 100% of Sheng's were Keep Stores.

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Sheng Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 690 census records available for the last name Sheng. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheng census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 836 immigration records available for the last name Sheng. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Sheng. For the veterans among your Sheng ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheng Life Expectancy

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Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Sheng life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sheng in 1968 was 71, and 48 in 2004.

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