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Niu Family History

Niu Name Meaning
Chinese : this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin (1154–1123bc).Chinese : a second character pronounced Niu came into use as a surname during the Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420 ad) in Jiangsu province south of the Yangtze river.Tongan: unexplained.

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

1,288 Historical Documents with Niu on Ancestry.com
666 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
42 Military Records
161 Immigration Records
259 Census and Voter Lists
160 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Niu Families

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    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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Niu Family Origin

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Niu Immigration Information

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