Type Surname (from location)
Scripts 毛 (Chinese)
Other Forms FormsMow
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/15/2018
From Chinese 毛 (máo) which refers to the ancient region of Mao (in the present-day Henan province) of the Zhou dynasty. The character also means "hair" or "feather" in Chinese. The most notable bearer of this surname was Chinese communist revolutionary Mao Zedong (1893-1976), who was the founder of the People's Republic of China.