Po Family History
Po Name Meaning
Italian: habitational name from Po in Fivizzano Massa or Po Bandino in Citta della Pieve Perugia or possibly in some cases from the river so named. Spanish: habitational name from any of several places called Poo in northwest Spain. Portuguese (Pó): habitational name from Pó a town in Portugal. Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surname 薄 and 伯 see Bo 2 and Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 蒲 and 浦 see Pu 1 and Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 保 and 暴 see Bao 3 and 7: Chinese: Teochew Hokkien or Taiwanese form of the surname 傅 see Fu This pronunciation is found in eastern Guangdong Fujian and Taiwan from where some people migrated to Singapore Malaysia Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia.8: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 步 and 布 and a variant Romanization of the surname 卜 see Bu 2-9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 柏 see Bai 10: Cambodian: written ប៉ោ of Chinese origin but unexplained etymology (probably corresponding to one of the surnames above).1 Burmese (Karen): from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name from hpo ‘little; child’. Compare Poe — Note: Since Karens do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.1 Burmese: from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name from po ‘to be in excess’. — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press