Chou Family History

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Chou Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Zhou. Chinese : variant of Qiu 3. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Zou. Chinese : variant of Cao 1.

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

Similar surnames: Chow, Chau, Chiu, Chiou, Chu, Cho, Choi, Chong, Chao, Zhou

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Chou Family Origin

Where is the Chou family from?

Chou Family Occupations

What did your Chou ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chou family was Miner. The most common Chou occupation in the USA was Gardner. 17% of Chou's were Gardners. Gardner, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chou.

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  • Gardner

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Miner


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

Chou Historical Records

What Chou family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 722 census records available for the last name Chou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chou 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Chou. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Chou. For the veterans among your Chou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chou Life Expectancy

What is the average Chou lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Chou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Chou in 1964 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chou

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chou 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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