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Tu Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the Tu river, a tributary of the Yangtze. Chinese : from one of the characters in the name of the ancient city of Zoutu. The legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) used this city as a military base. Both characters of the city name, Zou (see Zou) and Tu, were adopted as surnames. Chinese: variant of Du. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wu, Lu, Yu, Su, Qu, Du, Gu, Xu, Fu, To

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Where is the Tu family from?

You can see how Tu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tu family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 14 Tu families living in California. This was about 67% of all the recorded Tu's in the USA. California had the highest population of Tu families in 1880.
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What did your Tu ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Tu. .

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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.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tu 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tu. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Tu. For the veterans among your Tu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tu lifespan?

Between 1976 and 2004, in the United States, Tu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tu in 1976 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

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