Bau Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; probably from Old High German buan ‘to live at a place’, or an occupational name from Middle High German bu, bou ‘cultivation’ or perhaps from a short form of compounds with this element, such as Bauhofer, Baumann. French: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a variant of Beau meaning ‘handsome’, though it has also been suggested that it may derive from an obsolete personal name of Germanic origin. Chinese : variant of Bao 1. Chinese : variant of Bao 2. Chinese : variant of Bao 3.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Baum, Lau, Rau, Bay, Hau, Kau, Ban, Dau, Bax, Bao

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Bau Family Origin

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Bau Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bau. 34% of Bau men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bau women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bau were Truck Driver and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Laundress
  • Clerk
  • Housework

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Passenger List

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Bau Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Bau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bau in 1961 was 68, and 86 in 2003.

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