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Shu Family History

Shu Name Meaning

Chinese : from this character used as part of a personal name. Gao Yao, a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu, was a minister under the model emperors Yao and Shun in the 23rd century bc. He is famous for being the first to introduce laws for the repression of crime. A descendant of his had Shu as part of one of his names; this character was adopted by some later descendants as their surname. Chinese: see Xu.

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

Similar surnames: Zhu, Su, Hu, Shi, Chu, Lu, Du, Shan, Che, Sha

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Where is the Shu family from?

You can see how Shu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shu family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Shu families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Shu's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Shu families in 1911.
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What did your Shu ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Peddler was the top reported job for people in the CA named Shu. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Peddler
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shu 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Shu. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shu. For the veterans among your Shu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shu lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shu in 1962 was 75, and 87 in 2004.

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