Gnau Family History

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Gnau Name Meaning

German: nickname for an economical person, from Middle High German genou ‘thrifty’, ‘careful’.

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

Similar surnames: Gau, Pfau, Lau, Gaar, Grau, Knaup, Gnadt, Kau, Grab, Hau

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Gnau Family Origin

Where is the Gnau family from?

Gnau Family Occupations

What did your Gnau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gnau family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gnau. The most common Gnau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Gnau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Cigar Maker


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

Gnau Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gnau Life Expectancy

What is the average Gnau lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gnau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gnau in 1953 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gnau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gnau 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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