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Dau Family History

Dau Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from an Old Frisian personal name Douwo. South German: from Davo, a short form of the personal name Tavold, formed with Old High German dau ‘custom’, ‘tradition’. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lau, Bau, Rau, Hau, Day, Kau, Daut, Bay, Au, Daub

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Where is the Dau family from?

You can see how Dau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Dau families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 13 Dau families living in Wisconsin. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dau's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Dau families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dau. 30% of Dau men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Dau women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dau were Farm Labor and Trained Nurse.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Trained Nurse
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dau 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dau. 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 Dau. For the veterans among your Dau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dau lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dau in 1949 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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