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Huo Surname Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 霍 meaning ‘suddenly’ or referring to the phenomenon of a small hill being surrounded by higher hills: (i) from Huo (霍) the name of a state (located in Shanxi province) granted to Shu Chu the eighth son of the virtuous King Wen of Zhou (1152–1056 BC) who was the ruler of the state o Huo but was deposed in his late years due to his participation in a rebellion. After it was annexed by the state of Jin in 661 BC the name of the state was adopted as a surname. (ii) traced back to certain minority ethnic groups who lived in present-day Hunan province. Mandarin form of the surname 火 meaning ‘fire’ in Chinese: (i) borne by descendants of officials in charge of using fires during ceremonies and preventing destructive fires. (ii) borne by descendants of Huo Ji (火濟) king of an ethnic group in southwestern China during the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD).

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

Similar surnames: Hu, Guo, Hua, Hao, Luo, Lu, Hui, Du, Cui, Sui

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You can see how Huo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huo family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Huo families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Huo families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Huo's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Huo families in 1880.
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There are 261 census records available for the last name Huo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huo 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 197 immigration records available for the last name Huo. 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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There are 479 military records available for the last name Huo. For the veterans among your Huo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1990 and 2004, in the United States, Huo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Huo in 1990 was 78, and 64 in 2004.

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