Pou Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a well, pou ‘well’ (Latin puteus ‘well’, ‘pit’).

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


Similar surnames: Pol, Bou, Pla, Pau, You, Lau, Hau, Po, Lou, Mou

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Pou Family Origin

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Pou Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pou occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Pou's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pou family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Gold Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pou.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    24%
  • Gold Miner

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Pou Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pou 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

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pou. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pou. For the veterans among your Pou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pou Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Pou in 1955 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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