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Shao Family History

Shao Name Meaning
Chinese : from an altered form of the place name Zhao. Zhao Gongshi was the senior statesman of the Zhou under four successive kings; he played an important role in administration of the kingdom and the establishment of the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). He was granted the area of Zhao (); his descendants added to the character for Zhao a component which meant city or county, thus creating the character for Shao, , which they adopted as their surname.

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

2,580 Historical Documents with Shao on Ancestry.com
1,283 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19 Military Records
763 Immigration Records
419 Census and Voter Lists
96 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shao Families

  • Number of Shao families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shao families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shao last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shao census records

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Shao Family Origin

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Shao Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Shao

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Shao Family Occupations

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Military Service by Shao

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