Yao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an ancient place (Yao Ruins), in present-day Henan province. According to legend, the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc) was conceived and born here, after his mother was so greatly moved by the beauty of a rainbow that she became pregnant. Some of Shun’s descendants later adopted the place name Yao as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Mao, Tao, Hao, Yan, Bao, Cao, Lao, Gao, Kan, Cho

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Between 1942 and 2004, Yao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Yao in 1942 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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