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Gau Family History

Gau Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.Chinese : variant of Gao.

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

35,649 Historical Documents with Gau on Ancestry.com
13,662 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,601 Military Records
654 Immigration Records
4,438 Census and Voter Lists
13,294 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gau Families

  • Number of Gau families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gau families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gau families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gau census records

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Gau Family Origin

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Gau Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Gau families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Gau

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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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Gau Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gau census records

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Gau Civil War Service Records

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