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Xiao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a territory that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : from the name of a fiefdom called Xiao (in present-day Anhui province) that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). A descendant of the ruler of the state of Song was granted this fiefdom and subsequently his descendants adopted the place name as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Jiao, Qiao, Miao, Xia, Xie, Cao, Bao, Xiang, Zhao, Lian

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There are 9 census records available for the last name Xiao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Xiao 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

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There are 12 military records available for the last name Xiao. For the veterans among your Xiao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1989 and 2004, in the United States, Xiao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Xiao in 1989 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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