Mo Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of a place called Mo City (), said to have been founded by Zhuan Xu, legendary emperor who lived in the 26th century bc. The current Chinese character for Mo replaces another, rare or obsolete character. Another source of this name was a government post called Mo’ao, which existed during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) in the state of Chu. Descendants of a holder of the post adopted the first character of the title as their surname. Chinese : variant of Wu 5. Chinese : variant of Mao 1. Chinese : variant of Wu 3. Norwegian: variant of Moe.

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


Similar surnames: Bo, Mao, Mu, Ma, Mou, Ko, To, Mok, So, Qi

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Mo Family Origin

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Mo Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Clerks In Store

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mo family was Laborer. Farmer and Clerks In Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mo. The most common Mo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Mo's were Farmers.

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Between 1959 and 2004, Mo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mo in 1959 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mo

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