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Hui Family History

Hui Name Meaning

Chinese : Cantonese variant of Xu 1. Chinese : the 18th king of the Zhou Dynasty is most commonly known to posterity by his posthumously given name, Hui Wang. His descendants adopted Hui as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Hu, Hua, Huo, Sui, Cui, Du, Chui, Lu, Qi, Bai

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Where is the Hui family from?

You can see how Hui families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hui family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hui families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there was 1 Hui family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hui's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Hui families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hui surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hui ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hui. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hui 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hui. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hui. For the veterans among your Hui ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hui lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hui life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Hui in 1959 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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