Lou Name Meaning

Chinese : from a character in the name of the state of Zhu Lou, which existed during the Zhou dynasty. After Wu Wang established the dynasty in 1122 bc, he granted Zhu Lou to a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu. Later descendants took the character for Lou from the place name as their surname. Chinese : variant of Lu 2. Dutch (de Lou): variant of Lau. Scottish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lu, Liu, Mou, You, Kou, Ou, Lau, Loo, Lo, Zou

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Lou Family Origin

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Lou Family Occupations

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  • Crofter

    33%
  • Income From Relatives

    33%
  • Labourer

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lou family was Labourer. Crofter and Income From Relatives were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lou. The most common Lou occupation in the UK was Crofter. 33% of Lou's were Crofters.

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Between 1959 and 2004, Lou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lou in 1959 was 58, and 59 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lou

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