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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  • Keep Store

    100%

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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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Between 1968 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheng

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