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Si Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin and Cantonese form of the surname 司 meaning ‘take charge’ or ‘department’ in Chinese: (i) borne by descendants of Si Chen (司臣) an official who lived in the state of Zheng during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) shortened form of several Chinese compound surnames including Si-Ma (司馬) Si-Kou (司寇) Si-Tu (司徒) Si-Cheng (司城) most of which were originally names of official posts in ancient China. Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 斯 meaning ‘this’ in ancient Chinese: (i) from the first element of the placename Si Guan (斯觀) where Xia Jie last king of the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC) hid. (ii) adopted in place of the surname Shi (史) by an official named Shi Hao in order to avoid persecution during the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). (iii) traced back to minority ethnic groups in ancient southern China. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 史 施 師 and 時. See Shi (2–5). Vietnamese: variant of the Chinese surname 郗 see Xi 5. Compare Hy .

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

Similar surnames: Qi, Ji, Shi, Su, Li, Ni, Bi, Sui, Xi, Lu

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You can see how Si families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Si family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Si families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 20 Si families living in California. This was about 54% of all the recorded Si's in USA. California had the highest population of Si families in 1880.
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What did your Si ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Si. 100% of Si women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 42,000 military records available for the last name Si. For the veterans among your Si ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Si lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Si life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Si in 1978 was 79, and 81 in 2004.

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