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Hua Surname Meaning

Hawaiian: unexplained. Vietnamese (Hứa): from the Chinese surname 許 see Xu Chinese: Mandarin form (also Hokkien or Teochew form) of the surname 華 meaning ‘prosperous splendid’ or a short form for China: (i) possibly from Hua (華) the name of a hill (located in Shaanxi province) also called West Yue possibly dating back to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). (ii) from the placename Hua (華) the name of a fief (located in Huayang County in Shaanxi province) granted to Kao Fu son of Duke Dai of Song (ruler of the state of Song reigned 799–766 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 花 meaning ‘flowers’ in Chinese: (i) possibly adopted in place of the Chinese surname 華 see 1 above. (ii) adopted in place of the surname Fan (范) by Fan Yongji during the Jin dynasty (1115–1234 AD). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 滑 meaning ‘slippery’ in Chinese: from Hua (滑) the name of a state (located in Yanshi in Henan province). After the state was annexed by the state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) the name of the state was adopted as a surname. Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 化 meaning 'to change' in Chinese: said to be traced back to Hua Hu (化狐) an official during the reign of the legendary emperor Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC) or Hua Yi (化益 also known as Bo Yi) a legendary talent during the reign of Emperor Yao (c. 24th century BC).7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 許 see Xu 8: Chinese: Hokkien form of the surname 和 see He 9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 潘 see Pan

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

Similar surnames: Hu, Lu, Huo, Ha, Du, Hui, Lua, Dua, Cui, Rua

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You can see how Hua families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hua family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hua families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Hua family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Hua's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hua families in 1911.
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What did your Hua ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hua. 100% of Hua men worked as a Laborer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hua. For the veterans among your Hua ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hua lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2004, in the United States, Hua life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hua in 1972 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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