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Miao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an area called Miao. During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) this area was granted to the son of a senior adviser of the state of Chu. The character for Miao also denotes the Miao ethnic group in China, but the surname does not have a Miao origin. Chinese : from a title posthumously bestowed upon the duke of Miao from the state of Qin during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc).

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


Similar surnames: Mao, Bao, Xiao, Jiao, Qiao, Rao, Mian, Lian, Liao, Mino

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Where is the Miao family from?

You can see how Miao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miao family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Miao families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1920 there was 1 Miao family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Miao's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Miao families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Miao surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Miao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Miao. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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What Miao family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 131 census records available for the last name Miao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miao 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 602 immigration records available for the last name Miao. 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 132 military records available for the last name Miao. For the veterans among your Miao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miao lifespan?

Between 1981 and 2004, in the United States, Miao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Miao in 1981 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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