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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 (): 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


Similar surnames: Bo, Mo, Ko, Pi, Pio, To, Pol, Lo, Go, Pao

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You can see how Po families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Po family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Po families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Po family living in Alberta. This was about 25% of all the recorded Po's in Canada. Alberta and 3 other provinces had the highest population of Po families in 1911.
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What did your Po ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Po. 100% of Po men worked as a Labourer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
    100%
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What is the average Po lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Po life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Po in 1963 was 64, and 66 in 2004.

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