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Chow Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English chow (Old English ceo) ‘jackdaw or crow’. Chinese : variant of Zhou. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Zou. Chinese : variant of Cao 1. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Chao 4.

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


Similar surnames: Chou, Chew, Crow, Cho, Choi, Chao, Clow, Chiu, Chi, Coe

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Chow Family Origin

Where is the Chow family from?

Chow Family Occupations

What did your Chow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chow family was Keeping House. The most common Chow occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Chow's were Laborers. Laborer, Miner and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chow.

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  • Laborer

    15%
  • Miner

    11%
  • Cook

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Chow Historical Records

What Chow family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Chow Life Expectancy

What is the average Chow lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Chow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chow in 1956 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chow 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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