Gao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the area of Gao in the state of Qi during the Western Zhou dynasty (1122–771 bc). A son of the royal family of Qi was granted the area of Gao, and subsequently his descendants adopted Gao as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Mao, Cao, Guo, Bao, Gan, Tao, Hao, Lao, Rao, Yao

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Gao Family Origin

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Gao Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gao. 50% of Gao men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • B Ro Stewart
  • Planco Man

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gao Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 200 census records available for the last name Gao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gao 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 343 immigration records available for the last name Gao. 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 25 military records available for the last name Gao. For the veterans among your Gao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gao Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gao in 1963 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

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