Jo Name Meaning

Chinese and Korean: variant of Cho. Japanese(Jo): ‘castle’. The same character is also pronounced Shiro. A noble family in Echigo (now Niigata prefecture) named Jo was descended from the Taira clan. Another name pronounced similarly, written with the character meaning ‘emotion’, is found in Okinawa. Hungarian (Jó): nickname from jó ‘good’.

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


Similar surnames: Ko, Ji, No, So, Joo, Bo, Mo, Job, Joe, Go

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Jo Family Origin

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Jo Family Occupations

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  • Butcher

    25%
  • Cook

    25%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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In 1880, the most common Jo occupation in the USA was Butcher. 25% of Jo's were Butchers. Butcher, Cook and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jo. A less common occupation for the Jo family was Laborer.

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Jo Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Jo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Jo in 1962 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jo

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