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Pao Family History

Pao 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: Bao, Cao, Mao, Tao, Rao, Yao, Lao, Hao, Gao, Ao

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Where is the Pao family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pao surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Pao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pao. 56% of Pao men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Pao women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Moulder
  • Field Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pao 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pao. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pao. For the veterans among your Pao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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