Ho Name Meaning

Korean (Ho): there is only one Chinese character for the Ho surname. Some records indicate that there are fifty-nine Ho clans, but only four have been identified and documented. All four clans descend from the same founding ancestor. In ad 48, a sixteen-year-old Indian princess is said to have arrived by boat on the shores of Korea. The Karak Kingdom’s King Suro married the woman, and out of respect for her origins allowed the second of their ten children to retain his mother’s surname, Ho. The Ho surname is very common and is widely distributed throughout the Korean peninsula. Vietnamese (Hô`): unexplained. Chinese: variant of He.

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

Similar surnames: Cho, Ko, So, To, Ha, He, Hu, No, Bo, Go

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Ho Family Origin

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Ho Family Occupations

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In 1939, Fireman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ho. 10% of Ho men worked as a Fireman and 40% of Ho women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ho were Seaman and Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fireman
  • Laundryman Assistant
  • M M Seaman
  • Seaman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Childres Nurse (chinese)
  • Domestic Servant
  • Wife

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Ho Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ho life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ho in 1941 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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