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Ho Family History

Ho Name Meaning

Korean (Ho): there is only one Chinese character for the Ho surname. Some records indicate that there are fifty-nine Ho clans, but only four have been identified and documented. All four clans descend from the same founding ancestor. In ad 48, a sixteen-year-old Indian princess is said to have arrived by boat on the shores of Korea. The Karak Kingdom’s King Suro married the woman, and out of respect for her origins allowed the second of their ten children to retain his mother’s surname, Ho. The Ho surname is very common and is widely distributed throughout the Korean peninsula. Vietnamese (Hô`): unexplained. Chinese: variant of He.

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

Similar surnames: Cho, Ko, So, To, Ha, He, Hu, No, Bo, Go

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Where is the Ho family from?

You can see how Ho families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ho family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ho families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Ho families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Ho's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ho families in 1891.
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What did your Ho ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Seaman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ho. 17% of Ho men worked as a Seaman and 71% of Ho women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ho were Laundryman Assistant and Paid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Seaman
  • M M Seaman
  • Unemployed saline Sales
  • Laundryman Assistant

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means
  • Paid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ho. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ho census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 53,000 immigration records available for the last name Ho. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ho. For the veterans among your Ho ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ho lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ho life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ho in 1941 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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