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Thu Surname Meaning

Burmese: from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name from thu meaning ‘he’ or ‘she’ and possibly also from a homonym meaning ‘one who does something’. — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Vietnamese (Thư): from the Chinese surname 舒 see Shu Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 杜 see Du Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Tu in Jæren and Sunnmøre a variant of Thue .

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


Similar surnames: Chu, Zhu, Hu, Shu, Thum, Tu, Tsu, Thun, Tiu, Thul

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Where is the Thu family from?

You can see how Thu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thu family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Thu families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Thu families living in Essex. This was about 67% of all the recorded Thu's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Thu families in 1891.
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What did your Thu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Thu. 50% of Thu men worked as a Carpenter. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 544 census records available for the last name Thu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thu 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Thu. 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 188 military records available for the last name Thu. For the veterans among your Thu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thu lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Thu in 1962 was 75, and 64 in 2004.

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