Lau Name Meaning

German: nickname for a physically strong person, from Middle High German louwe, lauwe ‘lion’. In some cases the surname may have been originally from a house sign. North German: topographic name for someone living in a bush-covered area or clearing, Middle Low German lo, loch, lage. North German and Dutch: from a vernacular short form of the personal name Laurentius (see Lawrence). Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch laeu ‘lazy’, ‘indifferent’, ‘faint-hearted’. Chinese : Cantonese form of Liu 1. Chinese : Cantonese form of Liu 3. Chinese : variant of Lao 2.

List of People with Surname Lau

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 10,630 people with the surname Lau. Among these people surnamed Lau, there are nearly 1,278 different names, with an average of 8 people having the same name. David Lau, John Lau and Chi Lau are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Lau, with 137, 103 and 86 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Lau, with a total of 4,061 people, and there are a total of 991 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Lau, with a total of 1,501 people and an average of 602 different names.