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Hao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of Hao village, in present-day Shanxi province. The penultimate king of the Shang dynasty, Di Yi (1191–1155 bc) granted this place to one of his sons. Descendants of this son eventually adopted Hao as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Han, Mao, Zhao, Huo, Cao, Bao, Shao, Yao, Gao, Chao

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Where is the Hao family from?

You can see how Hao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hao family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hao families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 18 Hao families living in Hawaii. This was about 53% of all the recorded Hao's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Hao families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hao surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Hao. 60% of Hao men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Body Builder
    20%
  • Cowboy
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hao census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 567 immigration records available for the last name Hao. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hao. For the veterans among your Hao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hao lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Hao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hao in 1964 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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