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Qu Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a place called Quwo, which existed in the state of Jin during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). A duke’s son was granted this place as a fiefdom, and in due course his descendants adopted Qu as their surname. Chinese : from the name of one of the ‘Three Gorges’ of the Yangtze river, Qutang Gorge. The first character of the name of the gorge gave its name to residents of the area. Chinese : from a city named Qu in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). After it was granted to a member of the royal family, descendants adopted the name of the city as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Lu, Qiu, Wu, Fu, Qi, Gu, Xu, Yu, Hu, Su

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You can see how Qu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Qu family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Qu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 9 Qu families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Qu's in the USA. California had the highest population of Qu families in 1880.
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What did your Qu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Qu. .

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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
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 391 immigration records available for the last name Qu. 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 139 military records available for the last name Qu. For the veterans among your Qu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Qu lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Qu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Qu in 1969 was 69, and 46 in 2004.

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