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Pi Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name from pi ‘pine tree’, or habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word. Chinese : from a character in the personal name of Fan Zhongpi, son of Wen Wang, the virtuous duke whose magnanimous rule led to the establishment of the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc. Generations later, a branch of his descendants adopted the second character of his given name, Pi, as their surname. Chinese: see Bi.

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

Similar surnames: Ji, Li, Qi, Pei, Ni, Lu, Pin, Pia, Po, Bai

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Where is the Pi family from?

You can see how Pi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pi family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pi families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 4 Pi families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pi's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pi families in 1880.
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What did your Pi ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pi. 100% of Pi women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Pi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pi 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pi. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Pi. For the veterans among your Pi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pi lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pi in 1964 was 74, and 4 in 2004.

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