Chau Family History

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Chau Name Meaning

Chinese : Cantonese variant of Chow 1. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Zou. Chinese : Min variant of Chao 4. Chinese : variant of Qiu 3. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Chou, Chiu, Chao, Chu, Chan, Hau, Chi, Chay, Lau, Cham

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Chau Family Origin

Where is the Chau family from?

Chau Family Occupations

What did your Chau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer and Tinsmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chau. The most common Chau occupation in the USA was Laborer. 67% of Chau's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    67%
  • Tinsmith

    33%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chau. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chau. For the veterans among your Chau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chau Life Expectancy

What is the average Chau lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Chau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Chau in 1966 was 76, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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