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Nu Family History

Nu Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lu, Yu, Ku, Wu, Xu, Fu, Pu, Hu, Gu, Su

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Where is the Nu family from?

You can see how Nu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nu family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Nu families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Nu family living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Nu's in the USA. California and 2 other states had the highest population of Nu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nu ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Nu. 50% of Nu women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Wire Drawer
    50%
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What Nu family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Nu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nu 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Nu. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Nu. For the veterans among your Nu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nu lifespan?

Between 1974 and 1998, in the United States, Nu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Nu in 1974 was 25, and 63 in 1998.

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