Pei Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a village called Pei, which was granted to Bo Yi, a famous adviser to the model emperors Shun and Yao, in around 2200 bc. Some descendants adopted the village name as their surname. Chinese : from a place name, Beiqiu, in Hebei province. This is the surname of the architect I. M. Pei. This name is currently spelled Bei in China. Chinese : variant of Pi 1.

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


Similar surnames: Wei, Pi, Mei, Fei, Qi, Peri, Bai, Peil, Lei, Cui

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Between 1972 and 2003, Pei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pei in 1972 was 54, and 84 in 2003.

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