氏 means 'family'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 83    Frequency: 177   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 48 words   Used in 380 names   Component in 13 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   family; Mr / Mrs   うじ family name
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 氏 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 氏 is used 44 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
シ : 28 words FIND ALL
full name; identity
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シ (read as じ) : 5 words FIND ALL
1. Genji (the character in the Genji Monogatari)
2. the Minamoto family
うじ : 11 words FIND ALL
1. family name; lineage; birth
noun, suffix
2. clan  (see also: )
Henshall: 522 (originally: 495)  Joy o' Kanji : 495  Key to Kanji: 424 

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シ    family; Mr / Mrs   うじ family name   
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