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Tu Family History

Tu Name Meaning
Chinese : from the name of the Tu river, a tributary of the Yangtze.Chinese : from one of the characters in the name of the ancient city of Zoutu. The legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) used this city as a military base. Both characters of the city name, Zou (see Zou) and Tu, were adopted as surnames.Chinese: variant of Du.Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

39,450 Historical Documents with Tu on Ancestry.com
8,348 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,004 Military Records
1,986 Immigration Records
5,896 Census and Voter Lists
3,216 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Tu Families

  • Number of Tu families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    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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Tu Family Origin

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Tu Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Tu

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Tu Family Occupations

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Military Service by Tu

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