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Chow Family History

Chow Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English chow (Old English ceo) ‘jackdaw or crow’.Chinese : variant of Zhou.Chinese : Cantonese variant of Zou.Chinese : variant of Cao 1.Chinese : Cantonese variant of Chao 4.

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

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4,254 Military Records
41,949 Immigration Records
15,782 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Chow Families

  • Number of Chow families
     79 - 155
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chow families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chow last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chow census records

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Chow Family Origin

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Chow Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chow

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Chow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chow census records

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Chow Civil War Service Records

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