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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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Where is the Hau family from?

You can see how Hau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hau families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Hau families living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Hau's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Hau families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hau. 40% of Hau men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Hau women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hau were Laborer and Laborer.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • New Worker
    30%
  • Laborer
    30%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hau. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Hau. For the veterans among your Hau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hau lifespan?

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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