Foo Name Meaning

Chinese: see Fu.

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

Similar surnames: Yoo, Joo, Loo, Hoo, Soo, Koo, Doo, Woo, Fok, Fu

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Foo Family Origin

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Foo Family Occupations

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In 1939, Laundry Proprietor and Laundry Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Foo. 19% of Foo men worked as a Laundry Proprietor and 20% of Foo women worked as a Laundry Hand. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foo were Laundry Heavy Work and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Laundry Proprietor
  • Cook
  • General Laundry Heavy Worker
  • Laundry Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Laundry Hand
  • Farmer (mixed)
  • House Work laund
  • Incapacitated

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

Foo Historical Records

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Census Record

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

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Foo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Foo. For the veterans among your Foo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foo Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Foo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Foo in 1942 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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