Bao Name Meaning

Chinese: there are three different surnames that are Romanized in pinyin as Bao. Other Romanizations include Bau, Pao, and Pau. Chinese : this character also means ‘abalone’, but the name comes from an old place name. The area of Bao was granted to a chief counselor of the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His son took the place name as his surname and was called Bao Shuya. Bao Shuya was famous for his lofty moral character and was skilled at delegating authority, eventually becoming the first ‘Chief King’ of the Spring and Autumn period. Chinese : this Chinese character means ‘to wrap’ or ‘package’. The name is derived from the name of Shen Baoxu. Shen Baoxu was a senior official who lived 2500 years ago in the state of Chu. When the state of Chu was attacked by the state of Wu, Shen Baoxu went to the State of Qin to beg for aid. There, he reportedly cried for seven days and nights until the duke of Qin was moved to help rescue the state of Chu. Chinese : this character means ‘(violently) sudden’. It comes from the name of Bao Xingong, a duke during the Yin dynasty (1401–1122 bc).

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

Similar surnames: Bo, Mao, Cao, Bai, Ban, Ba, Tao, Gao, Rao, Bau

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Bao. 50% of Bao men worked as a Laborer

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  • Laborer
  • Farmer

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Bao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bao in 1966 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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