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Ho Name Meaning

Chinese: Cantonese or Teochew and Hokkien form of the surnames 何 and 賀 see He 1 and Chinese: Hokkien form of the Chinese surname 和 see He Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 胡 possibly based on its Hokkien pronunciation see Hu Chinese: surname used outside China to represent certain other Chinese surnames namely 侯 后 後 see Hou 1-3; 郝 see Hao 1; 扈 see Hu 2; and 霍 see Huo Vietnamese (Hồ): from the Chinese surname 胡 see Hu Korean (): written 허 in Chinese characters 許. All bearers of this surname in Korea are descended from the same ancestor. According to legend in AD 48 a sixteen-year-old Indian princess arrived by boat on the shores of Ch’angwŏn county in Kyŏngsang South province. The Karak kingdom's King Suro married her and out of respect for her origins allowed the second of their ten sons to take his mother's surname . Four clan seats in Korea are associated with this surname. Compare Heo Her 2 Huh 1 and Hur .

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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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 1911 there were 93 Ho families living in British Columbia. This was about 79% of all the recorded Ho's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ho families in 1911.
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What did your Ho ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ho. 34% of Ho men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
    34%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Laundry
    7%
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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 Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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