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Paus Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and Scandinavian: from Middle Low German paves, pawes ‘pope’, perhaps applied as a nickname for someone renowned for his piety. North German and Dutch: a reduced form of Pabst.Americanized form of South GermanPfaus, a variant of Pfautz.

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


Similar surnames: Daus, Gaus, Haus, Naus, Maus, Pass, Paul, Raus, Faus, Pau

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Where is the Paus family from?

You can see how Paus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Paus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Paus families living in Illinois. This was about 38% of all the recorded Paus's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Paus families in 1880.
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What did your Paus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Paus. 20% of Paus men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    20%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Paus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paus 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 Paus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paus. For the veterans among your Paus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paus lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Paus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Paus in 1964 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

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