Yau Name Meaning

Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu 1. Chinese: see You.

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

Similar surnames: Yaw, Lau, Yiu, Hau, You, Bau, Yan, Yu, Mau, Pau

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Yau Family Origin

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Yau Family Occupations

What did your Yau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Glove Patcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yau. 28% of Yau men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Butcher
  • Carpenter
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Glove Patcher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Yau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 864 census records available for the last name Yau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yau 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Yau. 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 412 military records available for the last name Yau. For the veterans among your Yau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yau Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Yau in 1962 was 80, and 82 in 2004.

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