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Xiang Name Meaning

Chinese : there are two accounts of the origin of this surname, which is represented by a character that also means ‘to’. The first account derives the name from Xiang Ji, a senior adviser to Wu Wang, the first king (1122–1116 bc) of the Zhou dynasty. The second account traces it to Xiang Fu, a son of a duke of the State of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). Chinese : from the name of an ancient state of Xiang. Following the defeat of this state, its residents adopted its name as their surname. Chinese : from the name of Xiang, the fifth king of the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc).

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

Similar surnames: Jiang, Xiong, Yang, Liang, Tang, Xing, Kang, Jing, Chang, Ping

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Xiang Family Origin

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Xiang Family Occupations

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Xiang Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Xiang Life Expectancy

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Between 2001 and 2002, in the United States, Xiang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Xiang in 2001 was 46, and 78 in 2002.

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