Blau Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bla ‘blue’ (Old High German blao), applied as a nickname with various senses: someone who habitually wore blue clothes, a dyer, someone with blue eyes, a sickly or pale person, someone with a bluish complexion resulting from poor circulation, etc. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, one of the many such Ashkenazic surnames taken from names of colors. Catalan: from blau ‘blue’.

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


Similar surnames: Lau, Bau, Baum, Blas, Brau, Braun, Blank, Bean, Bay, Beau

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Blau Family Origin

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Blau Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Painter

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blau family was Painter. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blau. The most common Blau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Blau's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Blau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Blau in 1940 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blau

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