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Lei Family History

Lei Name Meaning
Chinese : said to be from a modified form of the name of Lei Zu, principal wife of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) and the first woman to be designated empress.Chinese : Cantonese variant of Li 1.Dutch: nickname for a lazy person, from Middle Dutch lei ‘lazy’.

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

30,967 Historical Documents with Lei on Ancestry.com
9,261 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,182 Military Records
2,811 Immigration Records
4,668 Census and Voter Lists
6,045 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lei Families

  • Number of Lei families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lei families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lei last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Lei census records

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Lei Family Origin

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Lei Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lei

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Lei Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lei census records

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Lei Civil War Service Records

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