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Tai Family History

Tai Name Meaning
Chinese : variant of Dai.Chinese : supposedly from a territory named Tai that was granted to Hou Ji, a legendary personage who lived over 4,000 years ago and was responsible for early developments in agriculture.

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

31,262 Historical Documents with Tai on Ancestry.com
7,008 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,388 Military Records
9,958 Immigration Records
4,702 Census and Voter Lists
1,206 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Tai Families

  • Number of Tai families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tai families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Tai last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Tai census records

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Tai Family Origin

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Tai Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Tai

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Tai Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Tai census records

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Military Service by Tai

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