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Mou Surname Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 牟 meaning ‘mooing or bellowing’ in ancient Chinese: from Mou (牟) the name of an ancient state (located in Laiwu in Shandong province) during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 毛 based on its Cantonese pronunciation see Mao Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 茅 see Mao Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 武 and 巫 based on their Cantonese pronunciations see Wu 2 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 莫 see Mo 7: Bangladeshi: unexplained. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 繆 see Miao

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lou, Mo, Mu, You, Kou, Ou, Du, Lu, Mok, Moy

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You can see how Mou families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mou family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Mou families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 27 Mou families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Mou's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mou families in 1911.
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What did your Mou ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Tachers was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mou. 100% of Mou men worked as a Tachers. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Tachers
    100%
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Census Records

There are 787 census records available for the last name Mou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mou 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Mou. 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 175 military records available for the last name Mou. For the veterans among your Mou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mou lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Mou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mou in 1965 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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