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Liao Family History

Liao Name Meaning

Chinese : from a person named Liao Shu’an in ancient China, about whom nothing more is known.

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


Similar surnames: Lian, Qiao, Liaw, Miao, Jiao, Lao, Lau, Lan, Xiao, Lien

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Where is the Liao family from?

You can see how Liao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liao family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Liao families living in Wisconsin. This was about 60% of all the recorded Liao's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Liao families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liao surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liao ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 157 census records available for the last name Liao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liao 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Liao. 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 30 military records available for the last name Liao. For the veterans among your Liao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liao lifespan?

Between 1982 and 2004, in the United States, Liao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Liao in 1982 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

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