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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


Similar surnames: Wei, Pi, Mei, Fei, Qi, Peri, Bai, Peil, Lei, Cui

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Where is the Pei family from?

You can see how Pei families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pei family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Pei family living in Georgia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pei's in the USA. Georgia and 2 other states had the highest population of Pei families in 1920.
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What did your Pei ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pei ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 276 census records available for the last name Pei. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pei 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 564 immigration records available for the last name Pei. 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 856 military records available for the last name Pei. For the veterans among your Pei ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pei lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2003, in the United States, Pei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pei in 1972 was 54, and 84 in 2003.

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