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Hau Family History

Hau Surname Meaning

Vietnamese (Hầu): from the Chinese surname 侯 see Hou Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 侯 后 and 後 see Hou 1- Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surnames 郝 and 蒿 see Hao 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 胡 see Hu Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 緱 see Gou Burmese (Chin): from a name element originally forming part of a compound personal name meaning ‘rich’. — Note: Since Chins do not have hereditary surnames this name element was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.7: South German: topographic name from Middle High German hou (cognate with English hew) a measure of woodland or a habitational name from any of several places so named.8: French (Gascony): topographic name from a local form of Occitan fau (from Latin fagus) ‘beech tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Hay, Bau, Lau, Kau, Rau, Dau, Au, Han, Haut, Nau

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Where is the Hau family from?

You can see how Hau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hau families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Hau families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hau's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hau families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hau ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Student and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hau. 100% of Hau men worked as a Student and 100% of Hau 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hau 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hau. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hau. For the veterans among your Hau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Hau in 1962 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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