Hau Family History
Hau Name Meaning
Vietnamese (Hầu): from the Chinese surname 侯 see Hou Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 侯 后 and 後 see Hou 1- Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surnames 郝 and 蒿 see Hao 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 胡 see Hu Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 緱 see Gou Burmese (Chin): from a name element originally forming part of a compound personal name meaning ‘rich’. — Note: Since Chins do not have hereditary surnames this name element was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.7: South German: topographic name from Middle High German hou (cognate with English hew) a measure of woodland or a habitational name from any of several places so named.8: French (Gascony): topographic name from a local form of Occitan fau (from Latin fagus) ‘beech tree’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022