Mo Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a place called Mo City (), said to have been founded by Zhuan Xu, legendary emperor who lived in the 26th century bc. The current Chinese character for Mo replaces another, rare or obsolete character. Another source of this name was a government post called Mo’ao, which existed during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) in the state of Chu. Descendants of a holder of the post adopted the first character of the title as their surname. Chinese : variant of Wu 5. Chinese : variant of Mao 1. Chinese : variant of Wu 3. Norwegian: variant of Moe.

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

Similar surnames: Bo, Mao, Mu, Ma, Mou, Ko, To, Mok, So, Qi

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Mo Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Mo occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Mo's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mo.

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mo in 1959 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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