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Hao Surname Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 郝: (i) from the placename Hao (郝) the name of a fief (located in Taiyuan in Shanxi province) granted to Zi Qi a person during the reign of Di Yi (or Emperor Yi died 1076 BC) one of the rulers of the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 BC). (ii) traced back to the Wu Huan ethnic group in ancient northern China. (iii) traced back to a minority ethnic group in ancient southern China. Mandarin form of the surname 蒿 meaning ‘artemisia’ in Chinese: from the placename Hao (蒿) the name of a fief (located in present-day Shandong province) in the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC). variant Romanization of the surname 緱 see Gou Mandarin form of the surname 浩 meaning ‘vast’ in Chinese: (i) traced back to Hao-Sheng Bu Hai (浩生不害) a figure in the state of Qi during the Warring States Period (475–221 BC). (ii) possibly from the Mongolian ethnic group in northern China.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Han, Mao, Zhao, Huo, Cao, Bao, Shao, Yao, Gao, Chao

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You can see how Hao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hao family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hao families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Hao families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hao's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Hao families in 1891.
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What did your Hao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hao. 60% of Hao men worked as a Laborer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Body Builder
  • Cowboy
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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Hao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hao in 1964 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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