Kou Name Meaning

Chinese : from the title of an important official in ancient China, the Sikou, who was in charge of criminal investigation and punishment. During the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc), the descendants of several Sikou adopted the second character of the title, Kou, as their surname. Chinese : variant of Gao. Cambodian or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

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Kou Family Origin

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Kou Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    50%
  • Shoemaker

    50%

In 1880, the most common Kou occupation in the USA was Miner. 50% of Kou's were Miners. Miner and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kou.

Source: Census data for Kou | Data not to scale

Kou Historical Records

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Kou Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1973 and 2004, Kou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kou in 1973 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kou

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