Nau Name Meaning

German: variant of Neu. French: metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from Occitan nau ‘ship’, ‘boat’ (Latin navis). French: from a reduced form of a personal name such as Arnaud (see Arnold) or Renaud (see Reynold).

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


Similar surnames: Nay, Hau, Bau, Naus, Lau, Rau, Kau, Dau, Mau, Pau

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Nau Family Origin

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Nau Family Occupations

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  • Domestic

    33%
  • Fisherman

    33%
  • Going To School

    33%

In 1881, Domestic and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nau. A less common occupation for the Nau family was Going To School. The most common Nau occupation in Canada was Domestic. 33% of Nau's were Domestics.

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Nau Historical Records

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Nau Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Nau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nau in 1947 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nau

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