Zhen Family History

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Zhen Name Meaning

Chinese : from a word meaning ‘potter’. During the time of the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc), the character for Zhen was used as a title for one who made pottery. Descendants of a potter of this period adopted this character as a surname.

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


Similar surnames: Chen, Zheng, Shen, Shan, Che, Sheng, Chon, Zhan, Zhuo, Yen

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Zhen Family Origin

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Zhen Family Occupations

What did your Zhen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and Folder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zhen. 20% of Zhen men worked as a Miner and 34% of Zhen women worked as a Folder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zhen were Postman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Miner
    20%
  • Painter
    20%
  • Pharmacest
    20%
  • Postman
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Folder
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zhen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51 census records available for the last name Zhen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zhen 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 50 immigration records available for the last name Zhen. 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 1 military records available for the last name Zhen. For the veterans among your Zhen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zhen Life Expectancy

What is the average Zhen lifespan?

Between 1987 and 2004, in the United States, Zhen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zhen in 1987 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zhen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zhen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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