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Zou Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 鄒: (i) from Zou (鄒) the name of a state (located in Zouxian in Shandong province) originally also called Zhu or Zhu Lou. After it was annexed by the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) the name of the state was adopted as a surname. (ii) from the placename Zou (鄒) the name of a fief (thought to be located in Shanqiu in Henan province) granted to Zheng Kao Fu an official in the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (iii) said to be adopted in place of another surname Zou (騶) borne by some descendants of Goujian (reigned 496–465 BC) ruler of the state of Yue during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC) (iv) shortened form of the compound Chinese surname Zou-Tu (鄒屠) the name of an ancient place (possibly located in Shandong province).

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


Similar surnames: Zhu, Zhou, Lou, Mou, Lu, You, Ou, Su, Du, Kou

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Between 1990 and 2003, in the United States, Zou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Zou in 1990 was 68, and 64 in 2003.

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