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Origin and popularity of the name AU


Au : 1: Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surname 敖 see Ao.2: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 歐 and 區 see Ou 1 and 2.3: Vietnamese (Âu): from the Chinese surname 歐 see Ou 1 and 2 above.4: Vietnamese (Ấu): written 幼 in Chinese of unexplained etymology.5: South German: topographic name from Au ‘water meadow stream’ (see Aue) or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Germany Austria and Switzerland.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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