Tu Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the Tu river, a tributary of the Yangtze. Chinese : from one of the characters in the name of the ancient city of Zoutu. The legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) used this city as a military base. Both characters of the city name, Zou (see Zou) and Tu, were adopted as surnames. Chinese: variant of Du. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wu, Lu, Yu, Su, Qu, Du, Gu, Xu, Fu, To

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Tu Family Origin

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Tu Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Tu occupation in the USA was Machinist. 100% of Tu's were Machinists.

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