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Sui Surname Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 隋: (i) borne by descendants of Sui Yu (隋昱) an official who lived during the reign of Emperor Guangwu of Han (5 BC–57 AD). (ii) adopted in place of another Chinese surname Sui (隨) sharing the same pronunciation with the Chinese character Sui (隋). Mandarin form of the surname 眭: from the placename Sui (眭) the name of a fief (located in Shaanxi province) granted to an official in the state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Mandarin form of the surname 睢 meaning ‘stare at’ in Chinese: from the placename Sui (睢) the name of a fief (located in Suixian in present-day Henan province) granted to an official in the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) and later to an official in the state of Zhao during Warring States Period (475– 221 BC). Cantonese form of the surname 帥 see Shuai . Cantonese form of the surnames 水 and 稅 see Shui 1 and Cantonese form of the surnames 胥 and 須 see Xu 3 and 5.7: variant Romanization of the surname 徐 See Xu 8: variant Romanization of the surname 蘇 see Su

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


Similar surnames: Shi, Sun, Su, Lu, Qi, Du, Cui, Hui, Bai, Si

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Where is the Sui family from?

You can see how Sui families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sui family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Sui families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 10 Sui families living in California. This was about 83% of all the recorded Sui's in USA. California had the highest population of Sui families in 1880.
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What did your Sui ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Butcher was the top reported job for people in the USA named Sui. 28% of Sui men worked as a Butcher. .

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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

  • Butcher
    28%
  • Cook
    28%
  • Waiter
    28%
  • Ironer
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sui. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sui. For the veterans among your Sui ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sui lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sui life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sui in 1964 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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