Kau Family History
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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