Pao Name Meaning

Chinese: variant of Bao. Portuguese (Pão): metonymic occupational name for a baker, from pão ‘bread’.

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

Similar surnames: Pan, Po, Pau, Pak, Bao, Pio, Cao, Paz, Rao, Pax

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Pao Family Origin

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Pao Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pao occupation in the USA was Peddler. 100% of Pao's were Peddlers.

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Pao Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pao census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Pao. For the veterans among your Pao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pao Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pao in 1960 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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