Type Surname (from location)
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. CHO
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Meaning & History

From Chinese (zhōu) referring to the Zhou dynasty, which held power from 1046 to 771 BC, continuing for a few more centuries as figureheads.

Related Names

VariantsChou, Chow

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Entry updated November 16, 2019