Du Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a state that existed during the Zhou dynasty (in present-day Shaanxi province). When the second king of the Zhou dynasty, Cheng Wang (1115–1079 bc), defeated the state of Tang in present-day Shaanxi province, he changed its name to Du and granted it to a descendant of the model emperor Yao. Descendants of the new ruler subsequently adopted the place name as their surname. Chinese : from the names of two princes of ancient territories, one from the state of Qi, and the other from the state of Zhen. Vietnamese (D{us}): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Xu, Lu, Hu, Yu, Gu, Wu, Fu, Su, Qu, Bu

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Du Family Origin

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Du Family Occupations

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In 1939, District Manager For Assurance Coy and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Du. 20% of Du men worked as a District Manager For Assurance Coy and 84% of Du women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Du were Junior Clerk In Concrete and Civil Service C O

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • District Manager For Assurance Coy
    20%
  • French Air Attache (agriculture
    20%
  • Jak Corerecp Traveller Draving Office Asst
    20%
  • Junior Clerk In Concrete
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Civil Service C O
    17%

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

Du Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Du Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Du life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Du in 1961 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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