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Ki Family History

Ki Name Meaning

Korean: there are two Chinese characters for the surname Ki, but one is extremely rare. Only the common one is discussed here. Only one Ki clan uses this other character, the Haengju Ki clan. The founder of the Haengju Ki clan, U-Song, is said to have been one of three sons of the 40th generation descendant of Kija, the founder of the ancient Choson kingdom in about 194 bc. The other two sons, U-P’yong and U-kyong, founded the Han clan and the Son’gan clan respectively.

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


Similar surnames: Ku, Yi, Kim, Ko, Ji, Li, Kil, Chi, Im, Qi

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Where is the Ki family from?

You can see how Ki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ki family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ki families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Ki families living in California. This was about 72% of all the recorded Ki's in the USA. California had the highest population of Ki families in 1880.
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What did your Ki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Ki. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ki. 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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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Ki. For the veterans among your Ki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ki lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Ki life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ki in 1964 was 89, and 88 in 2004.

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