Dau Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from an Old Frisian personal name Douwo. South German: from Davo, a short form of the personal name Tavold, formed with Old High German dau ‘custom’, ‘tradition’. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lau, Bau, Rau, Hau, Day, Kau, Daut, Bay, Au, Daub

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Dau Family Origin

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Dau Family Occupations

What did your Dau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dau family was Dairy Keeper. The most common Dau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Dau's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dau.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Baker

    9%
  • Dairy Keeper

    9%

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Dau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dau 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 Dau. 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 Dau. For the veterans among your Dau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dau Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dau in 1949 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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