Du Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a state that existed during the Zhou dynasty (in present-day Shaanxi province). When the second king of the Zhou dynasty, Cheng Wang (1115–1079 bc), defeated the state of Tang in present-day Shaanxi province, he changed its name to Du and granted it to a descendant of the model emperor Yao. Descendants of the new ruler subsequently adopted the place name as their surname. Chinese : from the names of two princes of ancient territories, one from the state of Qi, and the other from the state of Zhen. Vietnamese (D{us}): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Xu, Lu, Hu, Yu, Gu, Wu, Fu, Su, Qu, Bu

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In 1921, Gardener was the top reported job for people in the CA named Du.

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Du life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Du in 1961 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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