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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageChinese
Scripts Chinese

Meaning & History

From Chinese (zhū) "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.

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Entry updated March 14, 2016   Contribute