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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ging
Same as Gang (n.), 2.

From Middle English gyng, gynge, genge, from Old English genge (“a troop, privy, company, retinue”), from Proto-Germanic *gangiją (“pace, walk”). Cognate with Middle Low German gink (“a going, turn, way”), Old Norse gengi (“accompaniment, entourage, help”), Icelandic gengi (“rate”). Related to Old English gengan (“to go”), from Proto-Germanic *gangijaną (“to go”). More at gang.

  1. (obsolete) A company; troop; a gang.

From ginger

  1. (informal) A redhead, a ginger-haired person

    ging was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and German

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ging

    Jack Ging is an actor. He was most active from 1958 to 1994. Jack was given the name Jack Lee Ging on November 30th, 1931 in Alva, Oklahoma, U.S.


    John Ging is a Chief of Staff of, OSCE in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Director of UNRWA in, Director, Coordination, Response Division, OSCEinBosnia, Director ofUNRWAin, Gaza Strip, UNOCHA, and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. John was born in 1965.


    Dr. was born on August 16th, 1934 in Magelang.


    Billy Ging was a baseball player. Billy was born on November 7th, 1872 in Elmira, New York. He left this life on September 14th, 1950.


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    Common last names for Ging

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ging U.S.
      White 85.33% 64.26%
      African American 1.93% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.88% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.09% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ging

    People with the last name Ging are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Ging

    • How Popular is the name Ging? Ging is the 83,801st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ging was the 41,959th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ging have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Ging in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ging? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ging first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ging is Wednesday, October 22nd, 1890.
    • What year had the most people named Ging born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ging was in 1979 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Ging: Your name in reverse order is Gnig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngig. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ging? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 518 people with the last name Ging.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ging? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ging as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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