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Thau Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Tau ‘dew’ or possibly from the Hebrew letter tau from a personal name beginning with this letter.

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

Similar surnames: Thal, Hau, Tham, Thaut, Thon, Lau, Nau, Taus, Treu, Chad

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Where is the Thau family from?

You can see how Thau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thau family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Thau families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Thau families living in New Jersey. This was about 38% of all the recorded Thau's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Thau families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Butcher was the top reported job for people in the USA named Thau. 30% of Thau men worked as a Butcher. .

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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

  • Butcher
  • Salesman
  • Machinist
  • Cutter
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Thau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Thau in 1962 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

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