Rau Name Meaning

German: nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German ruch, ruhe, rouch ‘hairy’, ‘shaggy’, ‘rough’. English: from a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph. Italian (Sicily): from a local variant of the personal name Rao, an old form of Ra(o)ul, composed of the Germanic elements rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Compare Ralph. Indian: variant of Rao.

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


Similar surnames: Ray, Bau, Ras, Rad, Lau, Hau, Grau, Dau, Ram, Rao

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Rau Family Occupations

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  • Agr Laborer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Rau occupation in the UK was Agr Laborer. 100% of Rau's were Agr Laborers.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Rau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rau in 1946 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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