Lei Name Meaning

Chinese : said to be from a modified form of the name of Lei Zu, principal wife of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) and the first woman to be designated empress. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Li 1. Dutch: nickname for a lazy person, from Middle Dutch lei ‘lazy’.

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

Similar surnames: Li, Lai, Lee, Leis, Mei, Pei, Leu, Wei, Leo, Lui

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Lei Family Origin

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Lei Family Occupations

What did your Lei ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Pertty Glaizer and Dressmaker (retired) were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lei. 50% of Lei men worked as a Pertty Glaizer and 25% of Lei women worked as a Dressmaker (retired). Some less common occupations for Americans named Lei were Shoe Repairer (own Account) and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Pertty Glaizer
  • Shoe Repairer (own Account)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Dressmaker (retired)
  • Money Domestic Help
  • Tailoress (retired)
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Lei Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lei. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lei census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lei. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Lei. For the veterans among your Lei ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lei Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Lei in 1960 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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