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To Family History

To Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Du 1. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Tao. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Tu 2. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Tu 3. Chinese : variant of Chu 2. Korean: there are three Chinese characters for the Korean surname To. Of these, two are quite rare, while the third is used by at least fifteen clans. Three clans can be documented, but two of them appear to be practically extinct. Only the Söngju To clan has a significant population in Korea. The origins of the Söngju To clan are unclear. It is certain, however, that the clan was living in the Söngju area by the end of the post-Shilla Three Kingdom period.

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

Similar surnames: Ko, Toh, So, Ho, Mo, Tu, No, Lo, Bo, Do

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You can see how To families moved over time by selecting different census years. The To family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most To families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 21 To families living in California. This was about 88% of all the recorded To's in the USA. California had the highest population of To families in 1880.
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What did your To ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and Blanketrug Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named To. 34% of To men worked as a Waiter.

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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

  • Waiter
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Blanketrug Weaver
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name To. 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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There are 80,000 military records available for the last name To. For the veterans among your To ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average To lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, To life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for To in 1963 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

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