Mu Name Meaning

Chinese : in the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) there existed a leader who was posthumously given the name of the duke of Mu. His descendants adopted Mu as their surname. Chinese : variant of Mou 1. Hawaiian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wu, Bu, Mo, Gu, Mou, Fu, Qu, Ou, Ma, Hu

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Mu Family Origin

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Mu Family Occupations

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In 1940, Clerk and Folder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mu. 15% of Mu men worked as a Clerk and 50% of Mu women worked as a Folder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mu were Laborer and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Common Laborer
    15%
  • Hoisting Engineer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Folder
    50%
  • Housework
    50%

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

Mu Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Mu. For the veterans among your Mu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mu Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mu in 1955 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

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