Kau Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German gehau ‘(mountain) clearing’, hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger. South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) ‘mining hut’. Chinese : possibly a variant of Gao.

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

Similar surnames: Lau, Hau, Bau, Kam, Kan, Kay, Kaut, Kauk, Gau, Mau

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Kau Family Origin

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Kau Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kau.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Kau Historical Records

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Kau Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Kau in 1960 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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