Hau Name Meaning

Vietnamese (H[acircdotu]u): unexplained. Chinese : variant of Hou. Chinese : variant of Hao. French (Gascony): topographic name from a local form of Occitan fau ‘beech tree’ (from Latin fagus). South German: topographic name from Middle High German hou, a measure of woodland.

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

Similar surnames: Hay, Bau, Lau, Kau, Rau, Dau, Au, Han, Haut, Nau

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Hau Family Origin

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Hau Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Hau occupation in Canada was Tin Peddler. 100% of Hau's were Tin Peddlers.

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Hau Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Hau Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Hau in 1962 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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