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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


Similar surnames: Zhao, Shan, Chao, Hao, Shaw, Bao, Qiao, Shah, Sha, Rao

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Shao Family Occupations

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Shao Historical Records

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Shao Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Shao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shao in 1966 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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