Miao Family History
Miao Name Meaning
Chinese : from the name of an area called Miao. During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) this area was granted to the son of a senior adviser of the state of Chu. The character for Miao also denotes the Miao ethnic group in China, but the surname does not have a Miao origin. Chinese : from a title posthumously bestowed upon the duke of Miao from the state of Qin during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press