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Ii Name Meaning

Japanese: written 井伊 ‘well’ and ‘that’ the name one of Japan's great daimyō families originally based in Tōtōmi (now part of Shizuoka prefecture) later in Kōzuke (now Gunma prefecture) and Ōmi (now Shiga prefecture). Other variants of the name substitute either character with similar sounding characters such as 飯 ‘cooked rice’ 居 ‘residence’ and so forth. It was formerly Romanized as Iyi. — Note: In the population figure published by the US Census Bureau the Roman number II (meaning ‘the second’ i.e. ‘the younger’ of the two bearers of the name) is apparently also counted as a surname Ii.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ji, Li, Im, Yi, Qi, Ki, Pi, Ni, In, Bi

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Where is the Ii family from?

You can see how Ii families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ii family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ii families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Ii families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Ii's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ii families in 1880.
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What did your Ii ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ii. 43% of Ii men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ii women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ii were Trapper and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Farmer
  • Trapper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Operator
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 284,000 census records available for the last name Ii. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ii 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ii. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 232,000 military records available for the last name Ii. For the veterans among your Ii ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ii lifespan?

Between 1964 and 1999, in the United States, Ii life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ii in 1964 was 83, and 71 in 1999.

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