Gau Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’. Chinese : variant of Gao.

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

Similar surnames: Gay, Lau, Kau, Bau, Hau, Rau, Mau, Gaus, Gal, Gaul

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gau Family Origin

Where is the Gau family from?

Gau Family Occupations

What did your Gau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Farmers Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gau. A less common occupation for the Gau family was Servant. The most common Gau occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Gau's were Farmers.

View Census data for Gau | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Servant


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

Gau Historical Records

What Gau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Gau

Passenger List

There are 829 immigration records available for the last name Gau. 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.

View all Gau immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gau. For the veterans among your Gau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gau military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gau family history.

Gau Life Expectancy

What is the average Gau lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gau in 1958 was 32, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gau 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.

Look up another name