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Ni Family History

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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Where is the Ni family from?

You can see how Ni families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ni family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ni families were found in the USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881. In 1871 there were 4 Ni families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ni's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Ni families in 1871.
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What did your Ni ancestors do for a living?

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

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farming
    100%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Ni. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ni 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ni. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Ni. For the veterans among your Ni ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ni lifespan?

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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