Pei Family History
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Pei Name Meaning
Chinese : from the name of a village called Pei, which was granted to Bo Yi, a famous adviser to the model emperors Shun and Yao, in around 2200 bc. Some descendants adopted the village name as their surname. Chinese : from a place name, Beiqiu, in Hebei province. This is the surname of the architect I. M. Pei. This name is currently spelled Bei in China. Chinese : variant of Pi 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press