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Liu Family History

Liu Name Meaning
Chinese : from the name of the state of Liu, which was granted to a descendant of the model emperor Yao (2357–2257 bc).Chinese : variant of Liao.Chinese : from the name of an area called Liu Xia in the state of Lu (in present-day Shanxi province). During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), this was granted to a counselor famous for his high moral character. His descendants adopted the name of this area as their surname.

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

69,571 Historical Documents with Liu on Ancestry.com
35,539 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,430 Military Records
14,690 Immigration Records
6,056 Census and Voter Lists
8,856 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Liu Families

  • Number of Liu families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Liu Family Origin

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Liu Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Liu

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Liu Family Occupations

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