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Adu Family History

Adu Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Abu, Du, Ade, Au, Radu, Alu, Ady, Lu, Qiu, Yu

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Where is the Adu family from?

You can see how Adu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adu family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Adu families living in Vermont. This was about 71% of all the recorded Adu's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Adu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adu ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Adu ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 125 census records available for the last name Adu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adu 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 78 immigration records available for the last name Adu. 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 39 military records available for the last name Adu. For the veterans among your Adu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adu lifespan?

Between 1989 and 2004, in the United States, Adu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adu in 1989 was 55, and 54 in 2004.

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