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Choi Family History

Choi Name Meaning

Chinese : Cantonese variant of Cai 1. Chinese : variant of Xu 1. Korean: variant of Choe.

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


Similar surnames: Chou, Chui, Chow, Chi, Cho, Chon, Choo, Chai, Chiu, Choe

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Where is the Choi family from?

You can see how Choi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Choi family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Choi families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Choi families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Choi's in the USA. California had the highest population of Choi families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Choi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Choi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Choi. 40% of Choi men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Choi women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Choi were Waitner and Harvester.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Cook
    18%
  • Waitner
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Harvester
    34%
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What Choi family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Choi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Choi census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Choi. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 711 military records available for the last name Choi. For the veterans among your Choi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Choi lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Choi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Choi in 1958 was 81, and 72 in 2004.

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