Mou Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a state of Mou that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of the ruling class of this state adopted its name as their surname. Chinese : variant of Mo 1. Laotian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lou, Mo, Mu, You, Kou, Ou, Du, Lu, Mok, Moy

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Mou Family Origin

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Mou Family Occupations

What did your Mou ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mou family was Tailor. Keeping House and Mining were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mou. The most common Mou occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 33% of Mou's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Mining

  • Tailor


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Mou Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 787 census records available for the last name Mou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mou 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Mou. 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 175 military records available for the last name Mou. For the veterans among your Mou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mou Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Mou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mou in 1965 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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