Fei Name Meaning

Chinese : this surname has three main sources. Two of them are from the state of Lu during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), part of present-day Shandong province. A senior official of the state of Lu was granted a city named Fei, while the son of a certain duke was granted a county named Fei. Both of these place names were adopted by descendants as surnames. A third source of the name is Fei Zhong, a high minister of the Yin dynasty (1401–1122 bc).

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


Similar surnames: Wei, Mei, Qi, Pei, Cui, Sui, Bai, Lei, Feil, Feig

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Fei Family Origin

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Fei Family Occupations

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  • Barber

    25%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Minister

    25%

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In 1880, Barber, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fei. A less common occupation for the Fei family was Minister. The most common Fei occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Fei's were Barbers.

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Fei Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2003, Fei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Fei in 1966 was 80, and 91 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fei

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