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Jiao Surname Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 焦 meaning ‘scorched’ or ‘anxious’ in Chinese: (i) from Jiao (焦) the name of a state (located in Shanxian in Henan province) granted by King Wu of Zhou (c. 1087–1043 BC) to descendants of Shennong a legendary ruler of China prior to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC). It was said that this state was annexed by the state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) surname from one of the minority ethnic groups in ancient southern China. Mandarin form of the surname 矯 meaning ‘strong’ in Chinese: from the first element of the personal name Jiao Fu (矯父) style name of an official in the state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC).

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


Similar surnames: Xiao, Jiang, Qiao, Ji, Jia, Cao, Bao, Miao, Jing, Lian

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