Shu Name Meaning

Chinese : from this character used as part of a personal name. Gao Yao, a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu, was a minister under the model emperors Yao and Shun in the 23rd century bc. He is famous for being the first to introduce laws for the repression of crime. A descendant of his had Shu as part of one of his names; this character was adopted by some later descendants as their surname. Chinese: see Xu.

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


Similar surnames: Zhu, Su, Hu, Shi, Chu, Lu, Du, Shan, Che, Sha

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Shu Family Origin

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Shu Family Occupations

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  • Cook

    40%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Storekeeper

    20%
  • Works On Farm

    20%

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In 1880, Cook, Carpenter and Storekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shu. A less common occupation for the Shu family was Works On Farm. The most common Shu occupation in the USA was Cook. 40% of Shu's were Cooks.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Shu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shu in 1962 was 75, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shu

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