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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

What did your Blau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Blau family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Painter

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Blau. 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 Card

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

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Blau Life Expectancy

What is the average Blau lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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