Lei Name Meaning

Chinese : said to be from a modified form of the name of Lei Zu, principal wife of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) and the first woman to be designated empress. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Li 1. Dutch: nickname for a lazy person, from Middle Dutch lei ‘lazy’.

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


Similar surnames: Li, Lai, Lee, Leis, Mei, Pei, Leu, Wei, Leo, Lui

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Lei Family Origin

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Lei Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Farm Labor

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lei family was Farmer. The most common Lei occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 14% of Lei's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farm Labor and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lei.

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Lei Historical Records

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Lei Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Lei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Lei in 1960 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lei

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