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Sao Surname Meaning

Cambodian: written សៅរ៍ or សៅ from a Khmer word meaning ‘Saturday’. The surname សៅ also corresponds to the Khmer word meaning ‘pale wan’. Indian (Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh): Hindi name of unexplained etymology traditionally borne by oilseed pressers.

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


Similar surnames: Sar, Lao, Mao, Sam, Cao, Dao, San, Tao, Sian, Sem

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Where is the Sao family from?

You can see how Sao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sao family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Sao families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Sao families living in California. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sao's in USA. California had the highest population of Sao families in 1920.
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What did your Sao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Sao. 100% of Sao men worked as a Laborer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 464 census records available for the last name Sao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sao 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Sao. 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 90 military records available for the last name Sao. For the veterans among your Sao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sao lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2004, in the United States, Sao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sao in 1974 was 76, and 51 in 2004.

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