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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. ZHOW(Wu)
SHAW(Wu)
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Other Forms FormsHsiao, Siauw, Shiao, Sjauw, Siaw, Siew, Siow, Seow, Siu, Sui

Meaning & History

From the name of a fiefdom or territory 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.
Added 9/20/2020 by amanh


See Also

Xiao