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

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Gau Family Origin

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Gau Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Farmers Son

    17%
  • Servant

    17%

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

Source: Census data for Gau | Data not to scale

Gau Historical Records

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Gau Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gau

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