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The GONG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,967 6317 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 129 26356 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +4838 +20039 +0.002 +15
Other Countries
Australia 156 9493 0.001 10
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GONG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,311 1634 0.007 68
New York 776 2861 0.004 41
Texas 200 10093 0.001 10
New Jersey 191 5914 0.002 23
Illinois 176 8580 0.001 14
Top States for GONG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,311 1634 0.007 68
New York 776 2861 0.004 41
Nevada 49 5429 0.002 25
New Jersey 191 5914 0.002 23
Massachusetts 142 6660 0.002 22


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GONG live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GONG represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GONG in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GONG by picking someone at random in California than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GONG

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: China

Language of origin: Chinese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GONG surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of GONG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 693 13.95
Mixed Race 203 4.09
Black/African American 118 2.38
Asian/Pacific 3,883 78.18
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GONG surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GONG in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of GONG.

Similar names to GONG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GONG.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GONG

The following words are slight variants of GONG that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.