Ni Name Meaning

Chinese : from the place name Ni. During the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) there existed a fief of Ni (). After the state of Chu conquered Ni, descendants of the Ni aristocracy adopted Ni as their surname. The character for this Ni was not the same as that of the present-day surname however; later descendants, in order to evade their enemies, changed the form of the character, allowing the pronunciation to stay the same.

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

Similar surnames: Ji, Li, Qi, Pi, Na, Nie, Niu, Lu, Du, Sui

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Ni Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farming was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ni.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farming

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Between 1984 and 2003, in the United States, Ni life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ni in 1984 was 72, and 27 in 2003.

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