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Chou Family History

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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Where is the Chou family from?

You can see how Chou families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chou family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Chou families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 19 Chou families living in California. This was about 68% of all the recorded Chou's in the USA. California had the highest population of Chou families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chou surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chou ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chou. 50% of Chou women worked as a Waitress.

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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

  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Maid
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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