Kau Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German gehau ‘(mountain) clearing’, hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger. South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) ‘mining hut’. Chinese : possibly a variant of Gao.

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


Similar surnames: Lau, Hau, Bau, Kam, Kan, Kay, Kaut, Kauk, Gau, Mau

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Kau Family Origin

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Kau Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Day Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kau. A less common occupation for the Kau family was Machinist. The most common Kau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Kau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Day Laborer

    11%
  • Keeps House

    11%
  • Machinist

    11%

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Kau Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kau. 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 Kau. For the veterans among your Kau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kau Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Kau in 1960 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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