Dau Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from an Old Frisian personal name Douwo. South German: from Davo, a short form of the personal name Tavold, formed with Old High German dau ‘custom’, ‘tradition’. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lau, Bau, Rau, Hau, Day, Kau, Daut, Bay, Au, Daub

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Dau Family Origin

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Dau Family Occupations

What did your Dau ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Compositor Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dau. 34% of Dau men worked as a Compositor Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Compositor Retired
  • Farmer Mixed
  • Stud I M g E Engineering Assistant surveyor To River Gt Ouse Catchment

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dau 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

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dau. For the veterans among your Dau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dau Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dau in 1949 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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