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Mu Family History

Mu Name Meaning

Chinese : in the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) there existed a leader who was posthumously given the name of the duke of Mu. His descendants adopted Mu as their surname. Chinese : variant of Mou 1. Hawaiian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wu, Bu, Mo, Gu, Mou, Fu, Qu, Ou, Ma, Hu

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Where is the Mu family from?

You can see how Mu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mu family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Mu families living in Tennessee. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mu's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Mu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mu ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Mu. 56% of Mu women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    56%
  • Private Means
    23%
  • Tailoress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mu 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 Mu. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Mu. For the veterans among your Mu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mu lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mu in 1955 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

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