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Fei Name Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 費 meaning ‘fees’ in Chinese: (i) from Fei (費) the name of an ancient state (located in Shandong province) annexed during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC). (ii) from Fei (費) the name of a fief (located in Shandong province) which was granted to Ji You son of the Duke Huan of Lu (the 15th ruler of the state of Lu died 694 BC). (iii) from Fei (費) the name of a fief (located in Shandong province) which was granted to an official in the state of Lu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (iv) borne by descendants of Fei Wu Ji (費無級) an official in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (v) adopted as a surname by the Fei Lian (費連) family from the Xianbei ethnic group in northern China during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD). another Mandarin pronunciation of the Chinese surname 賁 said to be borne by the descendants of Han Fei a famous philosopher during Warring States Period (475– 221 BC) see Ben 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wei, Mei, Qi, Pei, Cui, Sui, Bai, Lei, Feil, Feig

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You can see how Fei families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fei family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Fei families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 10 Fei families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Fei's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fei families in 1880.
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What did your Fei ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook was the top reported job for people in the USA named Fei. 100% of Fei men worked as a Cook. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
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There are 458 immigration records available for the last name Fei. 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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What is the average Fei lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Fei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Fei in 1966 was 80, and 91 in 2003.

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