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Niu Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 牛 meaning ‘cattle’ in Chinese: (i) from the first element of the personal name Niu Fu (牛父) an official who lived in the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) borne by descendants of Niu Yun (牛允) an official who lived during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 钮 meaning ‘knob’ or ‘button’ in Chinese: possibly a surname from the Manchu ethnic group in ancient China. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 梁 possibly based on its Teochew or Hokkien pronunciations see Liang Tongan: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Qiu, Lu, Liu, Ni, Du, Qi, Im, Nie, Mou, Xin

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You can see how Niu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Niu family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Niu families were found in USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there were 2 Niu families living in Shetland. This was 100% of all the recorded Niu's in Scotland. Shetland had the highest population of Niu families in 1841.
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There are 270 census records available for the last name Niu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niu 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 199 immigration records available for the last name Niu. 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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There are 302 military records available for the last name Niu. For the veterans among your Niu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1988 and 2004, in the United States, Niu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Niu in 1988 was 51, and 64 in 2004.

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