Guo Name Meaning

Chinese : from an area in Shanxi province named Guo (written with a different character, pronounced the same). A younger brother of the famed virtuous duke Wen Wang (12th century bc) was enfeoffed this area and given the name Guo Shu. The Chinese character for the area was pronounced in the same way as a different character, the source of the present-day surname Guo, and people began to refer to Guo Shu with this homophonic character. Chinese : from a character that also means ‘kingdom’ or ‘state’. Descendants of the founder of the state of Qi during the Warring States period (403–221bc) adopted this character as their surname. Chinese : from the name of a state of Guo that existed during the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc). Following defeat of this state, residents of the area adopted its name as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Gu, Luo, Lu, Huo, Gao, Du, Cho, Sui, Cui, Rao

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Guo Family Origin

Where is the Guo family from?

SHOW MORE

Guo Family Occupations

What did your Guo ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guo ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Laborer

    100%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

In 1880, the most common Guo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Guo's were Laborers.

Source: Census data for Guo | Data not to scale

Guo Historical Records

What Guo family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Guo ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Guo

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Guo Life Expectancy

What is the average Guo lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guo ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1990 and 2004, Guo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Guo in 1990 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guo

Famous Guo Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Look up another name