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Choo Family History

Choo Name Meaning

Chinese and Korean: variant of Chu.

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

Similar surnames: Choi, Cho, Chou, Chao, Choy, Choe, Chon, Chow, Chew, Khoo

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Where is the Choo family from?

You can see how Choo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Choo family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Choo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Choo families living in California. This was about 80% of all the recorded Choo's in the USA. California had the highest population of Choo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Choo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Choo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Choo. 60% of Choo men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
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What Choo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Choo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Choo 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Choo. 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 974 military records available for the last name Choo. For the veterans among your Choo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Choo lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Choo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Choo in 1966 was 88, and 56 in 2004.

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