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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mouw

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From Old Dutch *mouwa, *mōwa, from Proto-Germanic *mawwō. Cognate with Central Franconian Mau.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mouw

Richard J. Mouw is a philosopher.


Johan was born on July 24th, 1863 in Westervoort. He left this life on July 8th, 1919.



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Popularity of Mouw as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mouw U.S.
  White 97.33% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.71% 16.26%

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People with the last name Mouw are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mouw

  • How Popular is the name Mouw? As a last name Mouw was the 26,171st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Mouw? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Mouw was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Mouw: Your name in reverse order is Wuom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mwuo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mouw? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 935 people with the last name Mouw.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mouw? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mouw as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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