Tai Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Dai. Chinese : supposedly from a territory named Tai that was granted to Hou Ji, a legendary personage who lived over 4,000 years ago and was responsible for early developments in agriculture.

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


Similar surnames: Bai, Mai, Tan, Tsai, Wai, Lai, Qi, Tay, Cai, Dai

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Tai Family Origin

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Tai Family Occupations

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  • Prostitute

    25%
  • Shoe Binder

    25%
  • Tailor

    25%
  • Wood Chopper

    25%

In 1880, the most common Tai occupation in the USA was Prostitute. 25% of Tai's were Prostitutes. A less common occupation for the Tai family was Wood Chopper. Prostitute, Shoe Binder and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tai.

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Tai Historical Records

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Tai Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Tai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tai in 1941 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tai

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