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Pei Name Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 裴 meaning ‘(of gown) hanging down’ in ancient Chinese: (i) from the placename Pei (裴) the name of a fief (located in Shanxi province) granted to a descendant of the king Qin Feizi (died about 858 BC) the founder of the state of Qin. (ii) from the placename Pei Zhong (裴中) the name of a fief (said to be located in Shaanxi province) in the state of Jin granted to Pei Jun (裴君) said to be a descendant of the legendary king Zhuanxu (traditional dates: 2514–2437 BC). alternative Mandarin form of the surname 貝 see Bei Cantonese form of the surname 皮 see Pi variant Romanization of the surname 白 see Bai

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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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 USA. Georgia and 2 other states had the highest population of Pei families in 1920.
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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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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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