Pau Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a flamboyant or haughty man, from Dutch pauw ‘peacock’ (see De Pauw). Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Lohana) name of unknown meaning. Chinese: variant of Bao. Catalan: from the personal name Pau, Catalan equivalent of Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Lau, Bau, Pan, Paul, Pay, Mau, Pal, Rau, Hau, Pai

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Pau Family Origin

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Pau Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pau occupation in the USA was Lawyer. 50% of Pau's were Lawyers. Lawyer and Sea Captain were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pau.

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Pau Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Pau Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Pau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Pau in 1967 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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