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Mou Family History

Mou Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a state of Mou that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of the ruling class of this state adopted its name as their surname. Chinese : variant of Mo 1. Laotian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lou, Mo, Mu, You, Kou, Ou, Du, Lu, Mok, Moy

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Where is the Mou family from?

You can see how Mou families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mou family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Mou families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 10 Mou families living in California. This was about 53% of all the recorded Mou's in the USA. California had the highest population of Mou families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mou surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mou ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Saleslady was the top reported job for people in the US named Mou. 50% of Mou women worked as a Saleslady.

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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 Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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Census Records

There are 787 census records available for the last name Mou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mou 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Mou. 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 175 military records available for the last name Mou. For the veterans among your Mou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mou lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Mou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mou in 1965 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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