Bau Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; probably from Old High German buan ‘to live at a place’, or an occupational name from Middle High German bu, bou ‘cultivation’ or perhaps from a short form of compounds with this element, such as Bauhofer, Baumann. French: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a variant of Beau meaning ‘handsome’, though it has also been suggested that it may derive from an obsolete personal name of Germanic origin. Chinese : variant of Bao 1. Chinese : variant of Bao 2. Chinese : variant of Bao 3.

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


Similar surnames: Baum, Lau, Rau, Bay, Hau, Kau, Ban, Dau, Bax, Bao

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Bau Family Origin

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Bau Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bau family was Keeps House. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bau. The most common Bau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    21%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeps House

    7%

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Passenger List

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Bau Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Bau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bau in 1961 was 68, and 86 in 2003.

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