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Au Family History

Au Name Meaning

South German, Swiss, and Austrian: topographic name from dialect Au ‘water meadow’, ‘stream’ (see Aue). Chinese : variant of Ou 1. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Hau, Aue, Kau, Tu, Dau, Lau, Ou, Gau, Mu, Mau

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Where is the Au family from?

You can see how Au families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Au family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Au families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Au families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Au's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Au families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Au surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Au ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Au. 23% of Au men worked as a Proprietor and 20% of Au women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Au were Machine Operator and Cannery Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Cannery Worker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Au. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Au census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Au. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Au. For the veterans among your Au ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Au lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Au life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Au in 1946 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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