Tu Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the Tu river, a tributary of the Yangtze. Chinese : from one of the characters in the name of the ancient city of Zoutu. The legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) used this city as a military base. Both characters of the city name, Zou (see Zou) and Tu, were adopted as surnames. Chinese: variant of Du. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Wu, Lu, Yu, Su, Qu, Du, Gu, Xu, Fu, To

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Tu Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Tu.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Between 1976 and 2004, in the United States, Tu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tu in 1976 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

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