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Ni Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 倪 meaning ‘boundary’ or ‘infants’ in ancient Chinese: adopted in order to escape from a feud in place of the Chinese surname 郳 which is also pronounced Ni. The original surname was from Ni (郳) the name of an ancient state also called Little Zhu (located in Shandong province) granted to the son of Duke Wu of Zhu (ruler of the state of Zhu died 796 BC). After it was annexed by the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) the name of the state was adopted as a surname. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 賴 see Lai Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 聶 see Nie

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

Similar surnames: Ji, Li, Qi, Pi, Na, Nie, Niu, Lu, Du, Sui

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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 USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1871. In 1891 there was 1 Ni family living in Herefordshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ni's in United Kingdom. Herefordshire had the highest population of Ni families in 1891.
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What did your Ni ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ni. 60% of Ni women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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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 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 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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