Ou Name Meaning

Chinese : during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a prince of the state of Yue was enfeoffed a region that included a mountain the name of which contained the Chinese character for Ou. Many of the prince’s descendants adopted this character as their surname. Other descendants adopted the surname Ou Yang (the most common of the two-character Chinese surnames), composed of this character together with a character meaning ‘sunny’, indicating the region to the south of the mountain. Cambodian or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Fu, Lu, Yu, Gu, Wu, You, Bu, Qu, Hu, Xu

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Ou Family Origin

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Ou Family Occupations

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  • Laundry

    33%
  • Servant

    33%
  • Tailor

    33%

In 1880, the most common Ou occupation in the USA was Laundry. 33% of Ou's were Laundrys. Laundry and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ou. A less common occupation for the Ou family was Tailor.

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Between 1964 and 2004, Ou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ou in 1964 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ou

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