Chow Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English chow (Old English ceo) ‘jackdaw or crow’. Chinese : variant of Zhou. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Zou. Chinese : variant of Cao 1. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Chao 4.

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


Similar surnames: Chou, Chew, Crow, Cho, Choi, Chao, Clow, Chiu, Chi, Coe

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Chow Family Origin

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Chow Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    57%
  • Miner

    14%
  • Store Keeper

    14%
  • Washerman

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chow family was Washerman. Laborer, Miner and Store Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chow. The most common Chow occupation in Canada was Laborer. 57% of Chow's were Laborers.

Source: Census data for Chow | Data not to scale

Chow Historical Records

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Chow Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Chow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chow in 1956 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chow

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