Gao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the area of Gao in the state of Qi during the Western Zhou dynasty (1122–771 bc). A son of the royal family of Qi was granted the area of Gao, and subsequently his descendants adopted Gao as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Mao, Cao, Guo, Bao, Gan, Tao, Hao, Lao, Rao, Yao

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gao in 1963 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

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